Refrigerated transport is an essential part of the cold chain, and supplies the consumer with safe, high-quality perishable goods. These are foodstuffs and non-food goods such as pharmaceuticals, flowers, plants, chemical products, etc. Frozen goods are transported at a temperature of –18ºC or lower, whilst chilled goods should be kept at a temperature above the freezing point. Some goods are also transported at controlled temperatures above 15°C (e.g. cocoa, coffee, flavourings, certain fruit & vegetables, and some pharmaceuticals).
Transportation distances between production areas and the end destination are increasing. A large amount of goods are transported from the southern to the northern hemisphere, as the public get used to receiving a supply of out of season produce all year round.
Currently, there are around 4 million refrigerated vehicles in service worldwide, including vans (40%), trucks (30%), and semi-trailers or trailers (30%). According to a recent study, global road freight transport is expected to grow 2.5% per year until 2030. But with all this material being transported around the world, how can we be sure that a suitable and consistent temperature is maintained throughout the journey?
ABACUS GUARDIAN allows you to remotely monitor temperatures 24 hours a day 7 days a week, whilst your chilled and frozen goods are on the move. In fact, not only can you monitor the temperature, but you also have a permanent record of the temperature profile that it has been held at.
We are proud to be working with:
- BW Couriers
- SAE Logistics
If you would like to see a demonstration of how quickly you can be up and running, please call us today on 07366 097097.