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Examples of products which require temperature controlled environments throughout the transport process are fruit, vegetables, ice-cream, flowers, milk and pharmaceuticals.

Temperature controlled transport is a process that ensures that the cargo reaches its destination in optimum condition. The carrier will have specially equipped vehicles for transporting goods under controlled temperatures. Such standard vehicles are:

· Hygienic
· Cooled to -2°C
· Frozen to -25°C
· Heated to +25°C

Vehicles are equipped with data loggers to monitor and record temperatures, accompanied with manual checks by the driver, guarantees the goods are kept to a specific temperature. Full loads and consolidated services both within the UK and Europe are available.

Upon making a booking with the carrier, the shipper has to confirm the following information:

  • Nature of the merchandise
  • Place of origin and final destination
  • Quantity, weight and dimensions of merchandise
  • Type of packaging being used (crate, drum, pallet, etc)
  • Temperature of transport required (specified °C or °F)
  • Fresh air exchange volume required (specified cf/m or cm/h)
  • Optional choice of modified atmosphere or controlled atmosphere
  • Dates when goods will be available from the packing point and the expected date of delivery to their destination
  • Specific requirements (for example, multi-temperature, cold treatment, etc.)

Packaging

The packaging must:

  • Be designed, manufactured and stowed in a way that ensures optimal protection of the goods
  • Be able to withstand repeated handling in diverse and varied environments without damage
  • Be able to withstand the vertical pressures incurred when piling up crates
  • Be able to tolerate humidity
  • Allow good air circulation to ensure optimum temperature control

Packing And Stowage

Packing and stowage of the merchandise inside the unit is the responsibility of the shipper.

The seller and/or load point are responsible for providing safe and suitable protective covering and strapping of the cargo within or on the unit. This protects and stabilises the goods and also prevents any damage caused to the unit while the cargo is being loaded and also while in transit.

Please note that it is the responsibility of the load point to load any items of cargo into or onto the designated unit of transportation. The driver is not insured or allowed to arrange or assist with any aspect of loading whatsoever. The same principal applies for the discharge of cargo at end destination.

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Visual Media Partnership LLP
1-11 Mersey View
Brighton Le Sands
Merseyside
L22 6QA

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