Shipping Perishables by Air Cargo

Longer supply chains mean more focus on maintaining the cold chain in transit.


One of the concerns of the Sentry FlightSafe device is having enough battery power during the flight. When electronic devices are on a plane and turned on, they continuously attempt to connect to nearby networks, which will cause the battery to drain very quickly. The benefit of the Sentry FlightSafe device is having the ability to know when to turn on and off its transmitters, which helps it to maintain a longer battery life.

Another piece of valuable equipment is the Envirotainer RAP e2 Container, which is a temperature controlled container used for air cargo. The container runs on rechargeable batteries, which can last about 35 hours and can be charged at a standard AC-power outlet. The Envirotainer RAP e2 Container also has an insulated container shell that helps to maintain the proper temperature during transit.


Tips for Shipping Air Cargo

•Proper identification is important: Fresh shipments should be clearly labeled as perishable.

•To better preserve your shipment, place coolants on the top and bottom of the cargo.

•Be aware that dry ice is classified as a dangerous good—be sure to comply with all regulations.

•Perishables should be packed carefully to endure at least 72 hours of transit time.

•In most cases wet ice is prohibited; Delta Cargo recommends gel-packs as a coolant.

Source: Delta Cargo

 

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