Special & Exotic Cargo

APL’s reefer solutions ensure the safe shipment of non-food products with special handling needs

Medicine Some chemical, pharmaceutical and medical cargo are more fragile than perishable foods and need constant temperature and humidity protection throughout the supply chain. With 24/7 monitoring during shipment, we have the management skills and product expertise to provide the care with your special and exotic cargo need.

Types of special & miscellaneous cargo

  • Chemical and biological products
  • Lithium-ion batteries
  • Tobacco products
  • Medical supplies

Key factors that affect the shipment of special & miscellaneous cargo

  • Temperature management

    Chemical reactions can occur if temperatures are not kept within the prescribed range. APL monitors your cargo at all stages from pre-cooling to stowage and throughout shipment.

  • Pre-shipment handling

    Products that are especially susceptible to damage will be handled with extra safety precautions to ensure smooth delivery.

  • Sanitation

    Sanitary procedures are carried out every step of the way to prevent medical products from bacterial contamination.

  • Packaging and stowage

    Variable product characteristics mean tailored packaging and stowage solutions are critical for safe shipment.

  • Product compatibility

    Some special and miscellaneous cargo cannot be shipped in the same container. Our highly-trained personnel always follow manufacturers’ instructions to ensure safe delivery.