CCAP is open for regular membership to business entities (corporations, partnerships or single proprietorships) with a serious interest in achieving effective refrigeration and distribution for better preservation of food and other commodities and whose business activities are included in the categories listed below:
Food Importation / Processing
Cold Storage Operations
Refrigerated Transport (Trucking / Shipping / Air Freight)
Retail / Food Distribution
The Association’s charter also allows associate memberships for companies whose business activities may directly or indirectly correlate with those of the regular membership, e.g., equipment suppliers, constructors, as well as professional organizations whose expertise may likewise benefit the industry, e.g. designers and consultants.
CCAP membership entitles one to receive the following benefits:
CCAP also aims to achieve effective handling, storage and distribution of products in the cold chain, mostly focused on fresh, chilled and frozen foods, with the consumer in mind by:
Having a collective voice / lobby group for establishing the industry’s position with government and/or other industry groups on policy issues and program development.
Being equipped with a mechanism to ensure compliance and/or enforcement of operating standards and practices, particularly Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP).
Coordination among different member companies and organizations / sectors for synergy in business development and planning strategies.
Open linkages to the international cold chain community and access to updated information on technology and industry developments through the CCAP’s affiliation with international organizations, such as IARW and WFLO.
Negotiating leverage in procurement of equipment, parts and supplies through pool purchasing program.
Other membership benefits include:
Opportunities for training in the form of conferences, seminars and forums.
Access to relevant documents and information materials on both the local and international cold chain industry with continuous updates on current issues, practices, regulations, trends and technologies.
Access to CCAP’s roster of contacts and representatives from the government, academe and industry in both the local and international cold chain scene. The CCAP closely coordinates with the Department of Agriculture (DA), and has, as part of its advisory group, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
As international affiliate of the IARW/WFLO, the CCAP and its members have the privilege of availing essential reference information on subjects covering the full range of operations and management of public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) facilities as provided by the IARW and WFLO. Subjects range from product care, facility design, food science, productivity, and safety, to virtually anything else pertaining to successful cold chain operations. Manuals, newsletters, surveys, reference documents and videos are available.
The member company, partnership or organization exercises its membership with the CCAP through an official representative and one or more alternate representatives. The regular representative may come from the company or organization’s marketing, logistics or operations function. Participation by company or organization representatives include the following:
All communication and payments are channeled through the official representative.
Representatives are expected to participate and interact in all CCAP activities.
Other company employees and organization members may attend conferences, forums, seminars and other activities.
The official representative is eligible to be elected to the Board or as an Association Officer during elections which will be held annually.
Applicants for membership must complete and submit the following:
CCAP membership application form, with attached photograph of company or organization’s official representative.
Brief company or organization profile.
Copy of the first page of SEC registration.
Upon approval of the application, the company or organization must:
Pay the membership fee of Php5,000
Attend an orientation session
Attend CCAP activities
Pay annual dues of Php5,000