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FAQ for Cold Chain Transport

The cargo that requires refrigeration and freezing during transport for whole-course temperature control, this is especially applicable for the foods, drugs, reagent, biological products, human organs, frozen embryos and others which are sensitive to temperature and humidity change or to time limit of transport and prone to deterioration.

  • 1)
  • Fill in cargo transport consigning form;
  • 2)
  • Submit relevant documents, inspection and quarantine certificate for fresh and perishable goods, and declaration of dangerous goods;
  • 3)
  • Check cargo packages and markings by consigning department;
  • 4)
  • Cargo weighing and warehousing;
  • 5)
  • fill in and submit airway bill;

  • 1)
  • In the event that direct flight is required for transporting fresh and perishable goods and through transport is necessary, booking of whole course shipping space shall be done.
  • 2)
  • The shipper shall put forward in written the notes during transport and allowable maximum period of transport;
  • 3)
  • The stipulations in Transport Manual of Fresh and Perishable Goods of IATA shall be complied with; for those goods whose value conforms to value standard of valuable goods, stipulations about transport of valuable goods shall be complied with; and for the goods using dry ice as refrigerant, stipulations about transport of dangerous goods shall be complied with.
  • 4)
  • To facilitate handling, weight of each piece shall be no more than 30kg.
  • 5)
  • On package of cargo shall be marked with the name of the shipper and consignee, address, contact telephone, and product name of cargo; if dry ice is used as refrigerant, UN No., special name for transport, and net weight of dry ice shall be marked.
  • 6)
  • On each piece of cargo, there shall be label for fresh and perishable cargo. For wet goods, “upward” label shall be attached; if dry ice is used as refrigerant, the label of Category IX shall be pasted; provide temperature range and paste temperature limit label on package of cargo.
  • 7)
  • Unless otherwise specified, no ;freight payable at destination shall be handled with for fresh and perishable goods.
  • 8)
  • The shipper shall inform the consignee of the flight, date, and predicted time of arrival for transport in advance.

    For fresh and perishable goods requiring refrigerated containers for transport, the shipper shall apply for such to the carrier in advance. Specific technical operation requirement shall be according to instructions of RKN type of refrigerator and Operation Manual of Container Equipment.
    For refrigerator using dry ice as refrigerant, the calculation formula of required amount of dry ice in refrigerator shall be:
    Required amount of dry ice (kg) = 0.04 × H × T
    0.04 is coefficient.
  • H:
  • Total time of transport, namely the time from loading of cargo to unloading of cargo at destination, unit: hour, time of less than one hour shall be calculated as one hour.
  • T:
  • Temperature difference between inside and outside of refrigerator, unit: Celsius degree

24 hours preflight.

  • 1)
  • 1) Taking delivery procedure shall be handled with based on valid identity certificates and copy of airway bill.
    Refer to personal identity certificates stipulated by governing authorities of government, for example, identity card of residents, passports, certificate of military officer, certificate of soldier, civilian military card, and household register, and motor vehicle driving license etc.
  • 2)
  • Pay relevant custody charge and operation fee.
  • 3)
  • Handle with procedures taking delivery;

The shipping space security level of cold chain cargo is Grade A, implementing special operation guaranteeing flow, loading of other general cargo as priority.

  • 1)
  • At first, do such in order to fully consider type of aircraft, transferring connecting time limit, weather, other situations of cargo, ground storage, operation facilities and other factors and thus to ensure that cargo is always within stable and safe temperature control range.
  • 2)
  • Secondly, do such that relevant terminals make operation preparations in advance.