Topic: Temperature Controlled Shipping

Top 7 Issues in Beverage Transportation

Though it might seem straightforward at first glance, beverage transportation can be a tricky process. Getting your new drink or functional beverage on the shelf is no simple task. And while every business sector comes with its own set of transportation issues, there are a few concerns that are unique to the beverage industry. As […]

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Leveraging Logistics to Unlock Profit – Specialty Food Association

Logistics is a rapidly changing and complex industry. This is particularly true for grocery and retail transportation. Retailers are tightening demands on vendors so they can have well-stocked shelves and retain customers, keeping them from turning to online alternatives. While e-commerce is booming, only 3% of grocery shopping is currently done online. There is still […]

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Disadvantages of Bundling Logistics Services

Photo by Robson Hatsukami Morgan on Unsplash Why it’s paramount that shippers avoid the seduction of a turnkey logistics provider (and why many mature supply chain leaders already know this). As they approached a higher level of demand for their offerings, an importer of food products from Mexico signed up with a one-stop logistics provider in Laredo, Texas. […]

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Rejected Freight: Top Reasons Freight is Turned Away

What does it mean to have rejected freight? If a carrier arrives at a facility and the receiver refuses to take the freight as is, it is rejected and must go back to the shipper or be fixed before ownership can switch hands. Some reasons for rejected freight are obvious, like a damaged product or […]

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Useful Tips to Make Reefer Rail Safe and Easy

A version of this article originally appeared on RefrigeratedFrozenFood.com Highway congestion, truck driver shortage and rising freight rates are collectively making the use of rail more appealing to shippers. For those who move temp-controlled or frozen product, the appeal of trying refrigerated rail (reefer rail) is even higher. The cold chain has a limited supply […]

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Cold Chain Shipping: A Transportation Renaissance

As consumers around the world get used to the convenience of frozen and temperature-controlled food – and the freshness and nutrition it affords – every container, truck and warehouse within the cold chain shipping that supports it, strains to keep up with such demand. Supply and demand economics of this scenario has created a renaissance […]

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Shipping Carbonated Beverages

Even if you’ve never been on the wrong end of a shaken soda bottle, you’re likely aware that these fizzy drinks can explode if shaken or frozen and cause sticky chaos. So how do you avoid product damage (and major messes) while shipping carbonated beverages? Why do carbonated beverages explode when shaken? Carbonated drinks contain […]

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Protect Freight from Freezing

Photo Source: AP Does your merchandise have the potential to freeze during transit? Food and beverage products, cosmetics, and many other goods can be irrevocably damaged if exposed to subzero temps. The issue is most easily illustrated with beverages. Liquids expand when they freeze, creating pressure inside closed bottles. Some packaging is built to withstand […]

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Food Logistics Includes Zipline Logistics on 2017 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers List

COLUMBUS, OHIO— Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named Zipline Logistics to its 2017 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list. The Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list serves as a resource guide of third-party logistics and cold storage providers […]

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Transportation Solutions for Refrigerated Freight

Would you ever ship dry, non-perishable goods on a temperature controlled trailer? Most often, the answer would be no. Temperature-controlled trucks can present higher costs and lower capacity than traditional vehicles. Reefers are 10-20% more expensive and cold chain as a whole can be as much as 50% more expensive. Note: Temperature controlled vehicles, including […]

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Zipline Logistics Named as One of Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers

(Columbus, Ohio) – Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named Zipline Logistics to its 2016 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list. The Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list serves as a resource guide of third-party logistics and cold storage […]

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