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Focus on reimagining Africa’s perishables logistics

From airports playing a key role in building hubs for the future to exploring new markets and opportunities to investments into upgrading cold chain and transport infrastructure for the perishables sector and the importance of adapting data and digitalization into supply chains, the fourth edition of the ‘Perishables Logistics Africa’ held last week reimagined the perishable supply chain of Africa and focussed on its natural strengths and advantages.

‘Fresh Future- Logistics can make it happen’ was the overriding theme of the discussions that were held during the fourth edition of the day-long ‘Perishable Logistics Africa’ event organized by Logistics Update Africa, a STAT Media Group publication in Nairobi, Kenya, on November 24, 2022.

The event got support from local industry partners and associations like the Avocado Society of Kenya, Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya or FPC Kenya, and Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya, respectively.

The first panel discussion was on the topic ‘Cool ports and cold storages – building perishable hubs of the future’ After presentations from Kenya Airports Authority, Roland Weil, VP of Sales Cargo at Frankfurt Airport, and Sam Quintelier, Cargo Business Development Manager at Brussels Airport spoke about the future facing cargo strategies employed by their respective airports and about tailwinds in store for the cargo industry amidst current economic and geopolitical conditions and challenges therein.

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