Special & Exotic Cargo
APL’s reefer solutions ensure the safe shipment of non-food products with special handling needs
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.
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.