The cold chain cluster is a Dutch initiative to assist GCC countries in providing holistic cold chain solutions that facilitate efficient agro-logistic infrastructures and reduced food losses for perishables.

Practically, the Cold Chain Cluster seeks to assist GCC eligible counterparts in the design, built and operations of fresh produce distribution centers, packing houses, auctions, wholesale markets and related infrastructure. It does so by providing quality products and services in close cooperation with its qualified host country counterparts.


provide logistical expertise, related to processes, procedures, systems, regulations and standards.

information technology

provide or support the provision of a suitable wholesale management and/or logistic and auction software and/or IT infrastructure.

design engineering

render technical drawings, engineering and architectural design of buildings and landscaping.

technologies & equipment

source or deliver, install and commission the relevant innovative technologies pertaining to cold stores, and fresh produce processing equipment and systems.

food quality

conduct training on food production and processing quality management systems and certifications, such as, but not limited to, Global GAP, BRC, HACCP.

fresh produce

assess and exploit import and export opportunities for fresh produce to which the cluster seeks to involve reputable fruit and vegetables traders.


provide or support the provision of recycling and waste (water) management solutions.

human resources

render operational and organisational support; interim management, coaching, and training services.

Do you have a post-harvest, agro-logistic or coldstore related enquiry?