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Agri-sector to feature strongly at Cool Logistics Americas conference

Press release   •   Apr 16, 2014 10:51 CEST

London and Sao Paulo, 14.04.2014 – Luis Carvalho de Andrade, General Manager Transport and Operations at JBS, the world’s largest protein producer, will address the first Cool Logistics Americas conference on 14-15 May in São Paulo, Brazil.

The agricultural sector generates 22.4% of GDP in Brazil and 37% of exports, according to CNA, the Brazilian Confederation for Agriculture and Livestock, the latest prestigious trade association to lend its support to this event.

“With speakers from JBS, brf, Agrícola Famosa, Pomagri and ABPA, plus support and attendance from major trade associations such as CNA, the cream of the Brazilian perishables sector will be represented at Cool Logistics Americas. This reflects the interest that perishable logistics is currently attracting in this country and more widely across Latin America,” said Alex von Stempel, Joint Managing Director of Cool Logistics Resources and Martin von Simson, Managing Partner of Update Comunicação in a joint statement.

Luis Carvalho will be joined by Alan Fuchs, President of Brado Logistica, heralding Brazil’s first rail-based refrigerated transport operation involving large scale protein shipments. Meanwhile, fruit shippers in the North East of Brazil will now be able to benefit from deeper draft at Tecon Salvador, as Commercial Manager Patricia Iglesias will stress. Critically, Salvador is also the natural gateway for Brazil’s budding banana export business provided inland transport issues are resolved, as revealed at the Cool Logistics Conference in Antwerp two years ago by Jorge de Souza of Abanorte.

Held under the theme “Maximizing Latin America’s Perishables Potential,” Cool Logistics Americas 2014 takes place 14-15 May at the BlueTree Premium Hotel in Faria Lima, São Paulo.


Cool Logistics Americas
14-15 May 2014
Blue Tree Premium Faria Lima
São Paulo, Brazil

Information for the media:

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About Cool Logistics Resources

Cool Logistics Resources Ltd. provides top-quality business intelligence and networking for supply chain, logistics and transport professionals in the international perishables markets.

The annual Cool Logistics™ Global conference in Europe connects perishable cargo owners with cold chain logistics and transport professionals from around the world to assess key market trends and operational best practice for the international movement of chilled and frozen cargoes by air, land and sea.

Cool Logistics™ Africa assembles all of the key players to discuss how to deliver better cold chain costs and efficiency for Africa’s perishable export, import and regional trades.

2014 sees the launch of Cool Logistics™ Americas, which aims to be a vital forum to question if and how private and public initiatives are measuring up to perishable shipper requirements on the continent.

The live events are supported year-round by the Cool Logistics discussion group on LinkedIn, social media and website activity, and the online Cool Logistics Community for conference participants. Cool Logistics also offers latest industry news through The Coolstar, its joint venture information portal focused on all things perishable.

About Update Comunicação Ltda

Update Comunicação Ltda is the publisher of Guia Marítimo in Brazil and creator of Intermodal South America, the largest and most important exhibition and conference logistics in foreign trade in the world. As of today, Guia Marítimo remains the most valuable and comprehensive source of logistics industry to foreign trade in Brazil.

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