To achieve effective coordination of technical developments within the environment in order to ensure consistent and cost effective management of temperature sensitive cargo.
- To guide market developments in order to encourage greater
coordination of goals and harmonisation of development timescales
through a process of education and awareness.
- To coordinate the application of existing standards and codes of
practice and define best safe practice.
- To advance technical ideas which will give input to the design
construction and installation of equipment and in turn develop
coordinated performance criteria.
- To increase awareness of effective environmental measures.
Terms of Reference
- Identify each component in the cold chain from harvest to retail
- Identify/determine future trends within each component sector of the
- Through analysis determine the initial technical factors which are
common to a range of sectors and which, if co-ordinated, would enable
improvements to be identified and for new technology to be trialled
across sectors in a comprehensive manner.
- Identify barriers (technical, legislative, commercial or
environmental) which prevent the successful co-ordination of the cold
- Identify and promote best safe practice position assuming that
within reason barriers could be removed or their impact restricted.
- Identify of arguments that could be exploited in order to influence
relevant national or international authorities with the objective of
tackling the barrier identified.
- Identify and summarise all significant international research in
areas relevant to ICCT and if appropriate commission further research.
The results of this work should be communicated widely within ICCT.
- For ICCT to achieve, its potential members must be prepared to take
on the identity of ICCT and where possible and appropriate suspend