More Manageable Process Of Shipping Perishable Items

There are goods that require special handling and temperature-controlled storage during transport to maintain a stable environment regardless of the climate conditions. Temperature-controlled transport options are available through Titan Transline so that produce will remain fresh, your flowers blooming and chocolate has not melted when they reach the destination.

 

According to International Air Transport Association (IATA), a shipment is considered perishable if contents will deteriorate over a period of time when exposed to severe environmental conditions like extreme temperatures and humidity. Pharmaceuticals, seafoods, dairy products, plants, meats, fruits and vegetables are considered as perishable products.

In order to maintain a stable temperature for the products from origin to destination, it is important to address temperature issues with the carrier. All the specifics must be laid out to ensure that proper parameters will be observed like acceptable temperature ranges in degrees plus or minus the set point whether Fahrenheit or Celsius.

It is also important to keep in mind that temperature-controlled trucks have lesser capacity than traditional ones. Truck space is reduced by the extra layer of insulation. Payload capacity can also be affected by the kind of packaging used and the temperature control equipment.

Since perishable goods may be exposed to harsh environments like extreme temperatures and humidity, it is important to consider the packaging that will protect the product. Proper insulation can reduce the transfer of heat from the packaging container walls. Gel coolants and dry ice can be used for temperature-sensitive items.

When dry ice is used, it is important to correctly identify, classify, mark and label the outer covering in compliance with the requirements of IATA.  Gel coolants, products, and the insulated container must be frozen before packaging whenever possible. To absorb any liquids, pads, cellulose waddings or paper towels can be used at the bottom of the packaging.

Temperature-controlled shipping solutions are offered Titan Transline to consolidate temperature-controlled truckload and LTL options. This option will have a positive effect on your shipping budget. You are guaranteed that your goods will arrive at their destination at their highest quality due to the state-of-the art freight equipment and the world-class expertise and experience of the team.