Temp-Controlled Air Cargo
Transportation Temp-Controlled Air Cargo is a very sensitive process. When we transport perishable goods – whether they are frozen, chilled or higher temperatures are controlled – we use special cargo packaging tools and materials.
We use dry ice when transporting cargo by air. We calculate the transport route and calculate the travel time we determine how many “dry ice” will be needed to carry out this shipment. Then we make our recommendations to the shipper. It is important to know that dry ice is almost 1.5 times heavier than plain ice and the price of air transportation will also include the cost of packaging materials.
In the case of a consignment with dry ice in an closed container, the cargo or luggage compartment shall be separated by a closed partition from the driver and passengers.
Dry ice is classified in class 9 dangerous goods, but according to the ADR on 1 January 2015 the version, if the ice is used as a cold carrier, the consignment is packed in an appropriate package specially adapted for this purpose and the goods and vehicle have special markings are not subject to the provisions of the ADR.
THE TRANSPORT OF TEMP-CONTROLLED AIR CARGO MAY BE NECESSARY FOR THE FOLLOWING GOODS:
- Meat and meat production;
- Dairy products, ice cream;
- For various types of canned food;
- Confectionery products;
- Seafood and frozen fish;
- Fresh/chilled fruit;
- Vegetables and mushrooms;
- For drugs and other medicinal products;
Marking of express and temperature-controlled loads
IATA recommends temperature-controlled loads by air should be marked with additional sticker. This is to remind service personnel about sensitive cargo. This sticker is recognized by all air transport operators (airlines, airports, airport freight terminals, etc.) as a sign that the cargo transported is extremely urgent and that its storage conditions are exceptional and service requires high priority.
The temp-controlled air cargoes are transported using one of the two temperature control technologies. The first is the active dry ice temperature control system, and the second is the compressor controlled cooling system.
WE ARRANGE VETERINARY OR PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATES
Where needed, we shall withdraw the veterinary certificate for export or the veterinary entry document (VID) or phytosanitary certificate, if any.
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