Icebox Advocates for Greener and Sustainable Cold Chain Ecosystem

Through the Global Partnership for Improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines (FCC) Project, a ceremonial turnover of refrigerated containers to Icebox Logistics Services, Inc. and other beneficiaries was held on March 6, at the Cold Chain Innovation (CCI) Hub in Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) complex in Taguig City.

Referred as “green reefer containers”, the reefer containers which incorporate CO2 in place of conventional synthetic refrigerants are the first ever in the Philippines towards sustainable transport in the country’s cold chain industry. With the help of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), TESDA, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Global Environment Facility (GEF), and partners, alternative cold chain technologies are now available and accessible to improve how we transport food in the Philippines. According to TESDA, these sustainable technologies will foster economic growth and environmental stewardship, a true milestone for the food chain sector.

Icebox, together with Ideamorphosis Inc. and Insight Supply Chain Solutions, received the demo units-20ft (6m)-long CO2 (R744) containers-subsidized under the FCC project.

“They symbolize a significant step forward in our collective efforts towards sustainability, adding value to our customers, environmental responsibility, and innovation in the cold chain industry”, shared Icebox General Manager Gilbert Singson in his message. “With these green reefer containers, we are not only transporting perishable goods-we are transporting hope, innovation and progress for the Philippine cold chain industry and beyond”