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Choosing The Right Mode Of Cold Chain Transportation


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Cold chain transportation is important for keeping products at a proper temperature while transporting. This guide will help companies decide what mode of cold chain transportation will work best for their product.

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Choosing The Right Mode Of Cold Chain Transportation

  1. 1. PACKAGING Made of insulated materials, special boxes, crates and bags, these are used to protect temp-sensitive goods during transit. CONTAINERS/TRAILERS Using refrigerated or passive protection, trailers and containers are used to keep products at the right temperature during transportation via land or sea. PASSIVE THERMAL PROTECTION A wide range of products that cover temperature-sensitive cargo using a variety of insulated and reflective materials to maintain proper temps. WAREHOUSES Special facilities feature cooler and freezer rooms to handle short- and long-term storage of cold chain goods and products. ADVANTAGES OF OCEAN FREIGHT SCALE By using temperature- controlled containers, shipping via sea allows for much larger shipments than other methods. This enables more cargo to be shipped each trip and lowers costs to shippers. VISIBILITY Advancements in global tracking technology allow producers to track their products no matter where they are in the ocean. This provides them with confidence that their cold chain goods will arrive in optimal condition. SUSTAINABILITY Generating fewer emissions than airplanes, ships are a more environmentally friendly option as refrigerated containers are powered by the ocean vessel. This may mitigate the overall impact that refrigerated containers might have on an operation’s ecological footprint. BASICS OF COLD CHAIN EQUIPMENT ADVANTAGES OF OVER-THE-ROAD TRANSPORTATION FLEXIBILITY Whether dry van or refrigerated, over-the-road shipments offer enhanced flexibility because drivers can change routes to avoid delays or harsh weather conditions. They also offer greater flexibility when loading and unloading cargo. VERSATILITY Making the highway part of your cold chain means you have more options when selecting a solution. You can choose from a variety of options such as bulk, truckload, less-than-truckload or courier services. RELIABILITY When transporting perishable goods over short distances, over-the-road shipments offer reliability. With garaunteed delivery, refrigerated options and reduced handling time, you can lessen the risk of damage. ADVANTAGES OF AIR FREIGHT SPEED Transporting perishable goods means time is of the essence. Shipping via air means shorter transit times, reducing risk while increasing customer service. SECURITY Protecting food and pharmaceuticals from tampering is critical for public safety. Airport security levels tend to be much higher than other forms of shipping, so you can be more confident in your product’s integrity. INSURANCE Because goods spend less time in transit, they don’t require as much insurance. This means lower premiums. Choosing The Right Mode Of Cold Chain Transportation