Cold chain solutions is a process of creating specialized logistic solutions of products to an infrastructure where by means of controlling environmental factors, food products can be stored for a long duration. It is an integrated specialized transport system which is a part of supply chain. Certain temperature sensitive products can only be transported through this method.
Cold chain solutions involve primary and secondary distribution of temperature sensitive goods. From farm to warehouse or warehouse to finally the supermarkets and open markets where the goods finally are available for buyers, it involves a complete expert logistic solution.
More than half of the products, be it pharmaceutical, food or other high value products can be lost in transit if not handled with expertise and under temperature-controlled environment. Wastage of food and beverages contribute to higher carbon footprint and also impact the inflation of global food prices. Hence Cold chain solutions have become an integral part of the food production, storage and distribution network.
The cold chain solution mostly employs refrigerated vans of different capacities. Some are even equipped with real time, cloud-based temperature control mechanism that ensure least physical contact and hence less spoilage. Besides food products, the Pharma industry is also largely dependent on cold chain solution for transportation of sensitive vaccines and fluids.The global demand for far growing farm produce and with the increasing demand of semi processed and processed food, the refer fleet is increasingly seen as a solution to cater to global palette.
Another specialized usage of the cold chain solutions is the chemical industry. Chemicals being highly sensitive to temperature, shock and humidity require a special treatment in transit like food products. The same is taken care of by the modern age technically advanced cold chain solution.