Nowadays all kinds of goods are transported. Think for example of food, medicines and cosmetics. Sometimes these goods need to be cooled during transport, because otherwise they can spoil. But how does this refrigerated transport actually work? Please continue reading, because we like to tell you more about it!
What kind of products need to be cooled?
Meat, fish, potatoes, fruit and vegetables or ice cream. These are all examples of goods that need to be transported chilled or frozen to keep them in top condition. Besides food, there are more goods that need to be chilled during transport. Think about flowers, medical drugs, vaccines, but also hospital equipment’s, such as blood plasma.
What do cool containers do?
Cool containers are essential in transporting goods that need to be chilled. If the temperature of these products isn’t maintained throughout the transport, the cargo is compromised. These cool containers are therefore very essential in the supply chain. They maintain the temperature of the products and make sure that the temperature chain is not being interrupted. There are all kinds of cool containers, so each type of product and good can be transported.
Types of transport
There are a few types of transport. Most cooled transport takes place by road in trucks. But also transport in special containers by sea is possible. Refrigerated transport by sea has increased in popularity over the recent years. Refrigerated transport by sea takes place by means of special reefer vessels, or on the other hand in reefer or freezer containers on container ships. The last option is by far the most common. Furthermore, a lot of goods can be transported by air. However, cooled transport in airplanes is a challenge for the transporter. In many cases there is a big difference between the temperature at the point of departure and at the place of destination.