Food and perishables

As authors of ‘The Cargo Handbook’, we have made best practice in the transportation of fruit, vegetables and other foods widely available.

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Food and perishables

Our specialist commodity experts who create and update the Handbook investigate numerous types of claim or product loss.

 Alongside meat, fish, seafood, vegetables, dairy products and exotic produce, three types of cargo dominate the reefer industry: bananas, deciduous fruits and exotic produce. Investigating the condition of any of these cargoes after overseas carriage requires accurate assessment of the damage involved and identification of any deviation from best practice in transportation. That best practice guidance is the heart of www.cargohandbook.com.

Refrigerated cargo transport

 Many cargoes are transported in refrigerated containers where advanced techniques control both temperature and atmosphere in the container or cargo hold accurately and consistently. Temperature is what makes ‘perishables’ perishable, making temperature maintenance paramount. We advise on the many different factors that can determine the appropriate temperature for shipment and offer a range of services.