Temperature-Sensitive Freight Shipping

The transportation of climate-sensitive materials is also known as temperature-controlled freight shipping. These temperature-sensitive goods include flowers, fresh produce, chocolate, and many other perishable products. These products require specific temperature and specialized storage to stay in perfect condition.

To ensure that the products of this nature maintain the needed temperature, you need to engage the services of a reputable freight service company. The logistics company will guide you through the whole process and provide your business with temperature-controlled transportation.

By selecting a reliable freight service, you’ll be able to prioritize valued and sensitive shipments. You need to plan effectively before you engage the services of a freight.

What are perishable items?

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) defines perishable consignment as one that its content will deteriorate after a certain period if exposed to harsh environmental conditions. This is due to humidity and temperature change. Perishable goods include meat, fruits, seafood, vegetables, flowers, medical, and biological products.

Why you need to prioritize temperature-sensitivity and value of your goods

Understanding the importance of priority shipping can help you achieve effective and profitable strategies. Products may vary according to their needs for temperature, speed, and safety. Recognizing more perishable items is a very important step. Less temperature-sensitive items can be handled with standard shipping options. Tailored logistics is ideal for high-value products.

The right packaging

Proper packaging insulates your products against heat transfer. Use materials such as rigid polyurethane foam, expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, and reflective materials such as radiant barrier films as packaging container walls. You can store items that are sensitive to cold temperatures in dry ice and gel coolant.

When using dry ice, ensure the labeling of goods, and proper identification meet IATA requirements. Dry ice cannot be shipped by air as it is considered dangerous for air shipment. When packaging frozen items, ensure you include materials such as pads, paper towels, and cellulose wadding at the bottom to absorb the liquid.

Packaging limitations

Refrigerated trucks have insulating walls that reduce space. Also, the weight of its refrigerating unit reduces the payload capacity.

Temperature guidelines should be observed from the time the carrier picks the consignment to the final destination. You should keep temperature-sensitive products in temperature-controlled docks as they await shipment.

The truck driver should keep the doors closed to maintain the required temperature throughout the journey. This will help meet the required temperature range, unit (Celsius or Fahrenheit), and address the parameter used.

Choice of freight service provider

For many business owners, handling temperature-controlled shipments may seem like a daunting task. A reputable freight service provider will not only help in sharing the load but also provide you with the resources and expertise you need.

At Amplify Logistics, we will help your business grow by providing you with valuable advice from our in-depth knowledge and experience in handling food, beverage, and other temperature-sensitive products.

Are you looking for a shipping method that is best for your temperature-sensitive products? Contact us today so we can get started.