Why Should a Freight Forwarder Provide Temperature-Controlled Shipping?
Staff Content Writer
November 18, 2021 • 3 minutes read
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What is temperature-controlled shipping? Why is that important to a freight forwarding company?
Below, we’ll go over what temperature-controlled freight is, why it is important to develop your own cold chain, and how to find an overseas agent who provides temperature-controlled freight?
We are not going to talk about the difficult cold chain technologies; instead, we’ll use cutting corners of business to convince you that you should develop your own cold chain.
What is temperature–controlled freight?
Temperature-controlled freight shipping refers to managing the transportation of perishable products, and requires the use of special equipment, such as controlled storage and refrigerated trucking, to maintain quality and safety from point of origin to point of destination.
It is important to understand the limitations that apply to refrigerated freight ahead of time. For example, the thicker insulated walls of a refrigerated truck have less capacity, and the facility of the receiving point must have proper temperature controlled docks.
Why is it important for freight forwarders to build their own cold chain?
As the pandemic continues, the cold chain of vaccine delivery was considered important. Chance favors the prepared mind, but it’s not too late to build your own cold chain and expend your freight capacity.
So, aside from the post-epidemic era, why is it important to build your own cold chain? To avoid multinational competitors, a freight forwarder is originally protected by the boundary and the complexity of tax policy. It is easier to establish your credibility by carving out a niche market and finding your own unique value proposition.
A shortcut to develop your own cold chain
1. Overseas agents
Finding an overseas agent to co-work with is the quickest way to achieve your goal. But what are the pros and cons of using an overseas agent?
- Advantages of using an overseas agent
Choosing a reputable overseas agent with potential buyers can save you not only money on training and facility, but also time spent building your own contacts.
Better yet, use an agent who will allow you to set the final price and brand image.
- Disadvantages of using an overseas agent
You still need to be responsible for the whole logistics, including shipping and transportation. Be aware of the specifications in an agent’s contract as you would when handling standard freight.
Last but not least, you must relinquish some control when compared to entering the market on your own.
2. Using GoFreight
- Real-time tracking
GoFreight Tracking can automate container updates and track all your containers on a single platform to increase efficiency, minimize delay charges, and boost customer satisfaction.
- Prioritize your delivery order
The To-Do List was created to help increase your work efficiency by prioritizing the shipping process when you are transporting temperature-sensitive items.
Furthermore, our auto-notifications will help you by receiving proactive alerts, ensuring that all of your jobs are under control, and reminding you from forgetting high-priority tasks.
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