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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 effective- ness. 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.

Which Cargo are Perishable?