Refrigerated Transport Services
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Refrigerated transport refers to a class of transportation containers that have climate controlled interiors. The purpose of the refrigerated transport container is to improve the life of perishable goods such as fresh foods (meat or dairy products), as well as other temperature-sensitive cargo like some industrial chemicals. Many special concerns exist when dealing with the transportation of refrigerated goods. Truck operators must be able to troubleshoot equipment problems, or risk spoiling the cargo. Routes and fuel must be carefully considered to ensure timely delivery without any problems. Because of this, specialised refrigerated transport services have emerged to give expert service in this market.
A related service is refrigerated storage. When bulk refrigerated cargo is being shipped, the receiver does not always intend to use all the goods immediately. Because of the cost of installing an industrial-sized refrigerated storage area on site, it is often more cost effective to outsource it to a refrigerated storage service. Larger refrigeration units are much less expensive to operate proportionally to their size; hence great savings can be achieved over the purchase and maintenance of a small on-site unit. The perishable goods can be delivered from a nearby refrigerated storage facility as needed in smaller quantities.