Transport Intelligence Report: Cold Chain Logistics 2017
Cold Chain Logistics 2017 offers insight into the complex nature of temperature-controlled supply chains.
Cold chains are evolving quickly across multiple modes and regions as consumer preferences, weather patterns, infrastructure developments and technological advances transform how cargo is stored and transported under temperature-controlled conditions.
Certain tradelanes are seeing soaring demand for cold chain-intensive products, such agricultural produce, seafood, frozen food, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Technological advances are giving shippers more visibility over their goods and new reefer containers have the ability to control not just temperature, but humidity, light and shock. This opens up new possibilities for shippers and presents carriers with opportunities to win new business.
The market is a potentially lucrative endeavour due to the risks at hand. Many practitioners operate across the cold chain market and co-ordination is vital. Damaged or spoilt cargo can cost millions in lost revenue or insurance claims. It is therefore critical that shippers can trust carriers with their cargo.
Cold Chain Logistics 2017 is a 50-page report that provides analysis and insight into this complex market. Ti examines the different challenges and cold chain applications within multiple logistics markets. It also explores the cold chain from a 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