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Perishable goods (such as fruits, flowers and vegetables) were among the first commodities carried by air. This kind of items deteriorates with time or exposition to adverse temperature and humidity.

With years of operating experience, airlines have developed effective handling techniques for chilled and frozen products, providing shippers with optimum, cost-efficient packaging methods. ​​​

From the field through cool chain

Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCR)

The Perishable Cargo Regulations manual is an essential reference guide for all parties involved in the packaging and handling of temperature sensitive products. The expertise of major airlines and the scientific data supplied by research institutions was essential to develop this manual, endorsed by the IATA Live Animals and Perishables Board (LAPB).

Perishable shipping training

Th​e Shipping Perishable Cargo course provides professionals with a detailed insight into handling perishable cargo and practical knowledge of the most up-to-date regulations.

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