Industry, Logistics & Shipping

New tie-up to enable optimisation of global food supply chain

A new partnership agreement between two of the world’s leading trade and logistics providers aims to support the largest food companies in the world with a new standard in global distribution – from farm to fork.  
 
DP World, the leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, and Americold (Atlanta, US), the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics signed a partnership agreement that will enable multi-million US Dollar investment in a more resilient, efficient, and sustainable global food supply chain.
 
Collaboration between the two global organisations has already begun – with game-changing projects in motion from Canada to the UAE. The signing of the partnership agreement further enables the exploration of strategic synergies between DP World and Americold. The combination of Americold’s global temperature-controlled infrastructure and strategic customer relationships with DP World’s global port infrastructure and end-to-end logistics solutions will result in unprecedented optimisation of global food flows. 
 
The agreement was signed by Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World and George Chappelle, CEO of Americold.
 
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Bin Sulayem said: “We are committed to leading global trade into a more resilient, efficient and sustainable future. Our partnership with Americold has the potential to help us spread the benefits of trade to new people and new places; to push our sector to a more sustainable future; and, to provide the global food industry with the world-class solutions it deserves.”
 
Chappelle added: “With nearly 250 facilities in strategic locations around the world, we have become an indispensable component of global food infrastructure - from farm to fork. This partnership with DP World, who shares our commitment to customer success and global supply chain optimisation, will enable us to help our customers feed the world with less waste, lower cost, and more efficiency.”-- TradeArabia News Service