How could I establish a collaborative model for transporting foods that require refrigeration?

I’m wondering if there is a business model, including refrigerated truck owners, in which the cargo owners (In this case food requiring refrigerated transport) ask for transport defining the weight to be transported, origin and destination. This is because trucks travel one way with cargo, but don't necessarily return to origin full of cargo or even half loaded.


1-Because transportation of perishable products are very specific you need to ensure there will be refrigerated facilities available at the destination which you can rent it for a short period of time. Truck company (if they have office at destination) can help out with this or find similar companies
2-Group orders with "consume by date" and delivery as a big order
3- Look for cheaper options. I mean NY sushi restaurants import fresh fish from Japan on a weekly basis, I dont think any truck company/person will care for collaboration
4- Call various shipment companies and cut a deal,
I hope i get this right but what are you shipping in low quantity and costing you much money? Must look for different options or clients closer within your range

Answered 8 years ago

Dear Concerned person,
I would like to introduce myself as a Food and Beverage consultant. I have got more than 8 years of professional experience in food and beverage project planning and execution, and then running it into a profitable venture.

Transportation of food is always done in a controlled environment, that is either refrigerated or frozen to actually protect food from bacteria and give it a longer shelf life. For example a lot of food material, in raw form, semi processed form or even finished form is exported from India to various foreign countries and vice-versa. In order to fight food wastage, a lot of refrigerated and deep freezed trucks and cargos are there in the market and demand for these types of trucks is increasing day by day.

For further discussions on this, I would request you to come on call so that we can have a detailed discussions on this and so that I am able to help you in the right way.
Looking forward to help you better.

Culinary regards,
Devashish Jindal

Answered 4 years ago

I have 35year experinace in the UK and EU Cold Chain.
This is a need in the UK and EU due to gross weight restictions on the truck or trailers. Total for the trailer and the truck can not excced 44 tons. Most fill the trailer before they weight out.
If you want to dicuss more then please arrange for a call.

Answered 4 years ago

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