Episodes
Shane interviews Eddie Green Head of Cold Chain at DFDS. they talk about Eddies long experience in cold chain logistics, rooted in the shipping industry MAERSK, Norfolk Line and DFDS. In recent years overseeing the growth of cold chain operations, the acquisition of HSF and managing the Brexit transition.  he brings his experienced, calm and common sense approach to the discussion and talks in particular about his and DFDS' commitment to sustainability investment. 
Published 10/28/21
Published 10/28/21
A special edition of the Podcast sharing an interview Podcast Host and Cold Chain Federation Chief Executive Shane Brennan gave to Naga Munchetty on BBC Radio 5 Live on the 5th October 2021. Over 20 minutes he debated the supply chain crisis, its cause and effects with Richard Tice the leader of REFORM UK (the new name of the BREXIT Party).  
Published 10/05/21
Whilst at the TCS&D Show in Peterborough earlier this month, Shane caught up with Mark Burrell MD of Moran Logistics.  Having taken on the role during the pandemic, Mark talks about how he and his colleagues have coped with the operational challenges of the covid pandemic. He also talks about his passion for supporting and nurturing people across his business and his commitment to sustainability.  Relatively new to the cold chain sector and a new member of the Cold Chain Federation Mark...
Published 09/22/21
In second episode of the series of podcasts recorded live at the TCS&D show in Peterborough this month, we talk to Michael Kane. Michael brings his unique and long standing experience in fleet strategy, maintenance and technology to this conversation.  We talk about the how Marshall's team of support engineers managed to keep cold chain running through covid and how they are facing into the future of technological innovation and alternative technologies. 
Published 09/20/21
The first episode in a a special mini stories of podcasts that include the edited highlights from the debates and interviews run by the Cold Chain Federation at the TCS&D Exhibition in Peterborough on 7th and 8th October.  The session includes CEO Shane Brennan's reflections on 18 months of crisis in the supply chain, Policy Director Tom Southall's overview of the progress in the CCF Road to Net Zero Project and debate between Tom, Shane and Dr Rob Lamb of Star Refrigeration on the...
Published 09/09/21
In this special episode we bring the speech made by Tim Moran on his re-election as president of the Cold Chain Federation. The speech was given to the organisation's virtual Annual General Meeting on 23rd June 2021.  Tim Moran is the Regional Vice President of Lineage Logistics in the UK. He has served as CCF President since 2017. in this speech he reflects on a year like no other for the cold chain, thanks everyone involved in keeping the nation fed and distributing the life saving...
Published 06/27/21
In this episode Shane talks to one of the newest cold chain leaders in the industry. Jon Stowe took over as MD of UK cold chain institution ACS&T in August 2020. As he tells us in the episode this is the company/s centenary year. Jon's optimism and drive shines through explaining how he see's ACS&T unique offer fitting into a to dynamic and growing market. Jon's views on how is setting about building a positive team and working culture are particularly insightful.   
Published 06/04/21
Dean Attwell is the Owner and Chief Executive of Redditch-based Oakland International . Since being forced into cold chain following a radical change of business direction in 1999, Dean and his wife Sallie have never looked back, running one of the most unique and fast growing businesses in UK cold chain.  In this episode Shane and Dean talk about the importance of having the entrepreneurial drive to seize opportunities, how to marry business objectives with environmental and social...
Published 02/22/21
In this special edition of the podcast we share the recording of our Cold Chain Conversation event held on the 10th February 2021.  Chaired by Cold Chain Federation Chief Executive Shane Brennan, the panel discussed what can or should net zero mean for the cold chain. The discussion forms part of the ongoing road to net zero project launched by the Federation in October 2020 - see report (https://www.coldchainfederation.org.uk/road-to-net-zero/) .  Panellists include:  Professor Judith...
Published 02/11/21
One month into life outside the EU single market Shane Brennan talks to one of worlds leading experts in international food trade. Emily Rees is a Senior Fellow at European Centre for International Political Econom (https://ecipe.org/) y  and Managing Director at Trade Strategies (https://tradestrategies.eu/) , a trade and regulatory advisory consultancy. In PART ONE Shane and Emily talk about the state of UK to EU trade flows today and in coming weeks and months.  In PART TWO they discuss...
Published 02/03/21
One month into life outside the EU single market Shane Brennan talks to one of worlds leading experts in international food trade. Emily Rees is a Senior Fellow at European Centre for International Political Econom (https://ecipe.org/) y  and Managing Director at Trade Strategies (https://tradestrategies.eu/) , a trade and regulatory advisory consultancy. In PART ONE Shane and Emily talk about the state of UK to EU trade flows today and in coming weeks and months.  In PART TWO they discuss...
Published 02/03/21
In this episode Shane Brennan talks to Professor Toby Peters of the University of Birmingham about the role that the cold chain will play in getting covid vaccines into communities across the world. 
Published 11/11/20
In our final interview of the Cold Chain Live! series Shane talk to property investor and cold chain disruptor Steven Lawrence. His Magnavale group is one of the fastest growing businesses in UK cold chain and his exciting plans for new developments have the potential to really shake up the UK cold chain. 
Published 10/21/20
In this longer than the filmed version interview Paul Jackson talks about his experience in cold chain haulage, immediate issues of Brexit and covid-19 and the theme of this week's conference the Future of Transport and the road to Net Zero.  
Published 10/14/20
As part of WEEK TWO of our Cold Chain Live! event Shane Brennan talks to the Managing Director for Supply Chain in UK and Ireland, Gavin Williams. they discuss how XPO views the net zero challenge, the company’s approach to technology and innovation and the importance of string customer relationships in achieving environmental goals. You can watch the interview here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHwtX-Seu4U
Published 10/07/20
In this podcast version of the filmed interview (available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7NP_t_7qOo).   Shane talks to UK MD of Lineage Logistics and President of the Cold Chain Federation about Lineage's expansion, the changing structure of the UK market and Lineage's global mission to eliminate waste. 
Published 09/30/20
With the 'B' word back in the news headlines Shane talks to the NFU's EU and International Affairs Director, Nick Von Westenholz  about the implications of life outside the EU single market for UK farming and the wider food industry. A thoughtful and considered view from one of the genuine experts in a crowded and noisy debate. 
Published 09/11/20
In the second trade association leader interview Shane talks to Road Haulage Association Chief Executive Richard Burnett. Shane and Richard reflect on the relaities of managing the interface between government and the logistics industry in the middle of a crisis. They talk about the challenge of supporting haulage businesses through the imemdiate challenges of covid-19 and Covid-19, whilst trying to keep an eye on the challenges and opportunities coming down the track in the future. 
Published 09/02/20
In the first of a mini series, Shane talks to the leader of one of the UK's largest trade federations. Ian Wright has led the Food and Drink Federation from 2015 and in that time has awoken a sleeping giant, ensuring that UK food manufacturing has a seat at the top table of Government. In his candid and typicaly engaging story telling style, Ian reflects on how the industry has coped with covid-19, his concerns about the UK's exit from the EU and his optimism for the UK's new food strategy. 
Published 08/20/20
Shane talks to latest member of the Cold Chain Federation Board Andrew Lawarence. For 8 years Andrew has been a instrumental part of the Magnavale busines that from its first puyrchase of Via Cold Stores in 2012 has grown to a major UK player with 200,000 pallet places across multiple facilities. He talks about the groups ambitious and innovative plans for the future, not least the developemnt at Thames Enterprise Park, and he and Shane reflect on what modern leadership in the cold chain is...
Published 07/27/20
In the week NewCold unveiled its plans to build Europe's largest automated cold store in Corby, Northamptonshire Shane Brennan asks Jon about the plans. How NewCold has navigated through covid-19, why he believes automated stores are the future of cold chain and why he thinks businesses are continuing to invest in new warehousing inspite of economic downturn. 
Published 06/23/20
To mark the start of Cold Chain Energy Week, Shane is joined by Dr Rob Lamb from Star Refrigeration - in this interview Rob's passion for supporting cold chain businesses to reduce costs and improve energy efficiency comes through. They talk about the balance between the opportunities of technology and systems reform, and above all the importance of measurement and monitoring. 
Published 06/15/20
For ten years Nick Hay has run one of the largest temperature controlled supply chain businesses in the UK. In this episode he provides a view from the front line of coping with covid-19, talking candidly about how operational and customer relationships have adapted to cope. He also reflects on where industry has come from and where it is heading.
Published 05/27/20
In this episode Shane Brennan talks to fellow cold chain association leaders about how covid-19 pandemic has impacted on the cold chain. Together they tell the story of how the industry has met the challenges of the crisis head on and reflect on what we might learn that will stay with us once this crisis is over.  Includes contributions from  Marcos Badenes - Secretario General ALDEFE (SPAIN)  Debbie Corado - Director, GCCA (LATIN AMERICA)   Megan Costello - President and CEO - Global Cold...
Published 05/13/20