Refrigerated Transport

Refrigerated transport, also known as cold chain cargo transport in logistics terminology, has different product categories including standard, cool, cold, and frozen. Packaged products that are not sensitive to temperature need to be transported at 18°C and above, baked goods, chocolate, and eggs require a temperature between 15°C and 18°C, red and white meat, vegetables and fruits need to be transported at a temperature between 4°C and 8°C, and frozen meat, fruit and vegetable products, and ice cream need to be stored in a freezer at a temperature between -18°C and -26°C. Therefore, both domestic and international transportation of these products is carried out using refrigerated transport. Special vehicles with different equipment are required for cold chain transportation. You can continue reading our article to learn more about the necessary information for refrigerated transport.

Which Products Are Included in Refrigerated Transport?

In refrigerated transport, milk and dairy products, pastry, and medical supplies are generally transported. The logistics company that provides the transportation selects a special vehicle according to the type of cargo and mode of transportation. The products that fall within the scope of refrigerated transport generally include beverages, food materials, dairy products, drugs, and pharmaceutical products. In addition, meat and meat products, sample shipments in the healthcare industry, fresh blood and live organs are also included in refrigerated transport. Therefore, it is necessary to transport these vital products with vehicles that have cooling equipment to prevent spoilage, deformation, and damage.

What Documents are Required for Refrigerated Transport?

Logistics companies that provide cold chain transportation or refrigerated transport must obtain certain certificates. The certificate that logistics companies need to obtain is called ATP-FRC. Logistics companies must have this document to provide refrigerated transport services. The FRC certificate is mandatory according to the convention for transporting all products that need to be transported between +12 and -20 degrees. The ATP certificate, on the other hand, refers to the "International Transport of Perishable Foodstuffs." It refers to the convention that regulates the special equipment to be used for refrigerated transport services.

To obtain more detailed information about refrigerated transport, you can contact the customer service team of Alper Lojistik, which provides services with its own fleet.

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