How Much Do You Know About Cold-chain Logistics?

Jul 19,2017

Cold chain logistics now is the necessary base for the development of e-commerce, especially to the fresh food, and it is an important part in guaranteeing the health and safety of food. So establishing modern cold chain logistics system can effectively reduce the cost of fresh agricultural products transportation, accelerate the standardization service and efficiently promote the development of e-commerce in fresh industry.

While for cold chain logistics, how much do you know? And toady Guchen Thermo will introduce some general knowledge about cold chain logistics.

Firstly, what is the cold chain logistics?
A cold chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain. An unbroken cold chain is an uninterrupted series of refrigerated production, storage and distribution activities, along with associated equipment, like van chiller units, refrigerated trucks with freezer units, and logistics, which maintain a desired low-temperature range. In a word, it is established with the advancement of science and the development of refrigeration technology and it is a low temperature logistics process that based on refrigeration technology.

electric reefer units for vans
PHOTO: Guchen Thermo TR-110D electric reefer units for cargo vans, the first and second photo is condenser and evaporator respectively

Secondly, what is the application range of cold chain logistics?
Cold chains are common in the food and pharmaceutical industries and also in some chemical shipments which are not easy to store, such as fresh agricultural produce, seafood, frozen food, photographic film, chemicals, and pharmaceutical drugs. Such products, during transport and when in transient storage, are called cool cargo. Unlike other goods or merchandise, cold chain goods are perishable and always en route towards end use or destination, even when held temporarily in cold stores and hence commonly referred to as cargo during its entire logistics cycle.

Thirdly, what is the value of cold chain logistics?
It is used to preserve and to extend and ensure the shelf life of products which can keep the goods at a high freshness and then make a higher profits. On the another hand, it can reduce product losses. Through the circulation control the temperature of the fresh and then lower the microbial growth and food corruption which can effectively reduce products loss. 

Guchen Thermo C-200T Van Refrigeration Units driven by vehicle engine and apply for 2 -10 m³ small cargo vans. With R134a refrigerant, the temperature can be set up to  -5℃ ~ +30℃. So this reefer units for vans is greatly suitable for the downtown delivery to deliver chilled fresh cargoes, such as fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy products, seafood and so on. More information about van refrigeration units, you can contact Guchen Thermo directly!

Guchen Thermo C-200t van refrigeration units
PHOTO: Guchen Thermo C-200t van chiller units install on a small cargo van

Guchen Thermo TR-200T Van Freezer Units for sale now. It driven by vehicle engine and applies for 8 – 12m³ van box. With R404a Eco-friendly refrigerant, its cooling capacity can up to 2000W which keep the temperature of van boxes inside range from﹣20℃ to +25℃. So the refrigerated van equipped with TR-200T van refrigeration units are convenient to deliver fresh goods or deep frozen goods. And it adopts ultra-thin evaporator so that they can save more loading space and easy to install.

tr-200t van reefer units
PHOTO: Guchen Thermo TR-200T van refrigeration units mount on Huahuaniu Dairy Corporation, used for deliver dairy products in Zheng Zhou City, China.