Perishable Cargo

Shipping perishable goods by air not only saves precious time for cargo that has a short shelf life but it also is a trusted means of transport. In order to cope with market growth and consumer needs, airlines and shippers have worked together to develop efficient handling techniques and packaging methods to ensure the delivery of perishable goods is always in first class condition.

Perishable goods are time and/or temperature-sensitive items. They require fast and safe delivery to maintain quality and effectiveness. Due to a short shelf life and the very particular storage requirements shipping perishable goods by air is a preferred means of transport.

With each type of perishable good, there are specific shipping requirements. The kind of good it is determines how it must be stored. Certain perishable goods need lower temperatures to slow down respiration and therefore slow the ripening process and reduce any harmful effects on the perishable cargo. Meat and seafood should be frozen to avoid harmful microorganisms infecting the product.

We follow the Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCR) as a standard, specifically developed for those involved in handling the Perishable & Temperature Sensitive Cargo.

We operate B747-400 freighter which regulates temperatures in the cargo compartment between +4°C to +29°C

Main features:

  • We follow the IATA PERISHABLE CARGO Regulations manual for carriage of PCR Cargo. 
  • Ensuring temperature requirements are met at Ground for all long-haul flights in Origin/Transit/Destination.
  • Priority at ground for quick Ramp Transfer
  • Limits temperature fluctuation to keep goods at the perfect chilled temperature
  • Guards against shocks and temperature changes, For real-time information and peace of mind

Time, temperature and humidity are the three key variables when it comes to shipping perishable cargo.

Which Cargo are Perishable?
a) Fruits
b) Vegetables
c) Spices and Dried Herbs (although most are sent by sea)
d) Flowers, Tropical Flowers, and Potted Plants
e) Cut Flowers and Florist Greens
f) Meat and Meat Products
g) Seafood
h) Shellfish
i) Cheese and Dairy Products
j) Eggs
k) Baked Goods and Confectionary
l) Cosmetics Products
m) Pharmaceutical Products
n) Frozen Food

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