Reports published under Cold Chain Insight include:

  • Summaries of recently published academic papers on subjects relevant to cold chain operations, e.g. energy, innovation, supply chain, low emission transport
  • Cold Chain Federation collaborations with academic partners e.g. MSc or PhD projects
  • Insights into the cold chain property market
  • Surveys and research from our partners

UK COLD STORAGE SECTOR

Cold Chain Federation intends to be the impartial knowledge centre for cold chain in the UK. We are investing in unique and impartial data and insight to help those within, and outside our industry to have a better shared understanding of the size, scale, trends and value of temperature-controlled logistics in the UK.

We are grateful to partner with Savills, whose expertise in industrial logistics is without question. This report is the start of a partnership that will see us build our knowledge about the existing cold storage estate, its strengths and weaknesses and the opportunities it presents for investors, operators and customers.

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UK Cold Storage Sector

We are grateful to partner with Savills ,whose expertise in industrial logistics is without question. This report is the start of a partnership that will see us build our knowledge about the existing cold storage estate, its strengths and weaknesses and the opportunities it presents for investors, operators and customers.


Global Cold Chain Alliance – COVID-19 Cold Chain Business Impact Survey

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) conducted a survey between April 28th and May 11th 2020 to understand the impacts
of the pandemic on the cold chain. They had 170 responses from across the world, including the UK. Respondents
were predominantly from cold storage operations, however responses from transportation companies and
suppliers were also received. This note summarises the key findings from European businesses.

The full GCCA report, which includes breakdowns by business type, can be found here.