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Refrigerated Transport of Fruits and Vegetables

December 5, 2017

Reliable refrigerated transport of fruits and vegetables is crucial to optimising shelf life and minimising profit losses. After all, up to 25% of harvested veggies and fruits is spoiled before consumption (or even before customer purchase).

This is especially important to supermarkets and other shops that sell fresh fruits and vegetables. Imagine if you reduce the spoilage just by 10% and this could easily result to millions of dollars of additional profit. In addition, your business earns more credibility because you become known to display only fresh fruits and vegetables.

Why tight temperature control is important

Fundamentally, cold temperatures inhibit enzymatic and microbial actions that lead to spoilage. Higher temperatures above the ideal can lead to faster microbial growth and reproduction. In fact, even after just 3 hours of exposure to higher temperatures can lead to significant and threatening microbial growth.

That’s why one of the most important parts of the supply chain is the transport itself. After all, transport can take several hours to be completed before the products arrive to the supermarket. It’s similar to the storage aspect of the supply chain. The products are being stored while going from point A to point B.

As a result, tight temperature control is important. Significant temperature deviations should not be tolerated. This is to inhibit microbial and enzymatic actions. Successful temperature control could then lead to optimised shelf life and minimal profit losses.

Sydney refrigerated transport of fruits and vegetables

That’s why here at Cooltrans, we specialize in reliable refrigerated transport of perishable goods such as fruits and vegetables. Since 1997, we’ve been meeting time-critical schedules of refrigerated deliveries for supermarkets and other businesses.

Contact us today and tell us your requirements. We accommodate requests of all scopes (whether it’s a single carton delivery or a full 8 pallet load).