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Cold Chain Logistics 2017 offers insight into the complex nature of temperature-controlled supply chains.
Because of the complexities in cold chain logistics, it is a potentially lucrative endeavour. Many practitioners operate across the cold chain market and co-ordination is vital. Damaged or spoilt cargo can cost millions in lost revenue of insurance claims.
An unbroken cold chain is an uninterrupted series of refrigerated production, storage and distribution activities, along with associated equipment and logistics, which maintain a desired low-temperature range. It is used to preserve and to extend and ensure the shelf life of products, such as fresh agricultural produce, seafood, frozen food, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
Cold Chain Logistics 2017 is a 50 page report that provides analysis and insight into this market as a whole, as well as from a logistics market, vertical sector and geographical perspective.
Exclusive highlights on the major providers of cold chain logistics
- Major players like CH Robinson dominate some markets and trade lanes in developed regions, overall the global cold chain market remains highly competitive and fragmented.
- Whilst Maersk Line dominates seaborne refrigerated cargo, air cargo is more fragmented.
- There are numerous reports of cargo switching to ocean freight from air cargo, including certain pharmaceutical products, flowers and fruit.
Exclusive highlights on the future of cold chain
- Big data and the Internet of Things could transform asset utilisation and the protection of sensitive cargo across the supply chains.
- New cold chains are being created via the buying power of rising middle classes and at the same time restrictions on pharmaceutical production are tightening of government regulations on temperature-controlled supply chains.
- 3PLs are taking compliance more seriously as manufacturers demand more stringent practices