Transport of cold goods

What is a temperature controlled transport?

Temperature-controlled or regulated transport consists of transporting foodstuffs considered perishable in order to preserve their organoleptic quality. It allows goods to be preserved in the best possible conditions. This mode of transport is governed by the regulations established by the competent authority of the European Union. Read on to find out more about the transport of cold goods.

What type of goods are covered by temperature-controlled transport?

The road network largely covers refrigerated transport throughout Spain and Europe. This mode of transport guarantees the temperature necessary for the preservation, storage and transport of a food product to prevent it from deteriorating or contaminating the end user. Obviously, not all products are affected by this type of delivery. There are five categories:

  • delivery of fresh products such as fruit and vegetables, meat, frozen foods and seafood;
  • the transport of industrial products such as pastries, confectionery and chocolate;
  • delivery of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics or plants and other non-food products.
  • flowers
  • and certain live animal species

Under what conditions are the goods stored?

Before being transported, the goods are stored in a packing and pre-cooling room. To ensure temperature-controlled transport of packages, it is essential to have the right packaging for the product. There are many ways to ensure transport, but in general, when a large space is needed, the refrigerated truck is the best option. Thanks to their insulated walls, the goods are kept cool. They are not affected by external temperature fluctuations.

The choice of a non-refrigerated vehicle for a last mile delivery can be justified by the use of isothermal packaging. However, the latter must be equipped with several cold accumulators (eutectic) to maintain the ideal temperature for the preservation of the product from Antonio Marco we can advise you on everything you need, leader in refrigerated transport Spain.

National and European regulations applicable to temperature-controlled transport.

National regulations applicable to temperature-controlled transport.

The transport of temperature-controlled goods is subject to strict regulations. The aim is to protect the public from any contamination or microbial growth. There are also strict rules on temperature compliance depending on the products transported.

Things to consider before booking a temperature-controlled transport.

  • Transport capacity
  • Climate requirements
  • Estimated delivery time
  • Packaging and handling
  • Legislation for the transport of temperature-controlled goods.

Like most goods, temperature-sensitive goods can be shipped by road, as well as by rail, sea or air. However, it is important to understand that for vehicles carrying temperature-controlled goods, the towing capacity is usually lower than for other trucks, as the insulation of the container walls takes up space and the temperature control equipment increases the overall weight. So remember that the payload of your shipment may be limited.

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