The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), Alexandria, Va., announced its newest regional office in Cape Town, South Africa. This location enriches GCCA's worldwide efforts to strengthen and develop the global temperature-controlled supply chain.

"With 50% of GCCA’s members being from outside the United States, the key to our global growth has been the ability to serve members locally," says Corey Rosenbusch, president and CEO. "Adding a representative on the African continent allows the association to deliver expertise and services in a very targeted manner.”

Lizelle van der Berg was named director of GCCA South Africa.

"I'm excited to be representing GCCA in South Africa, where cold chain capacity is growing and strengthening – initial market research showed over 200-plus cold storage companies operating in the region, and with strong GDP growth, that number is bound to continue to grow,” she adds.

“Already, in Brazil, we’ve had productive meetings with government representatives on behalf of the cold chain industry,” says Isabela Perazza, GCCA Brazil director.