Perishable cargo can be defined as goods that will deteriorate over a given period of time or if exposed to adverse temperature, humidity or other environmental conditions. Food, plants, and hatching eggs are examples of product that belongs into this category and are typically transported as air cargo. In certain cases, perishable cargo is also classified as "live animals" – including eels, lobsters, crabs, shrimp and fish. It is essential that for these shipments, the provisions of the IATA Live Animals Regulations be applied. There are many characteristics of air cargo which make it the preferred means of transportations for perishable goods. When you want to keep things fresh, you can count on ABC. Always. Worldwide. 

Your benefits

  • Highest priority during booking and cargo loading 
  • 24/7 monitoring from acceptance to delivery
  • Controlled temperature conditions across the entire globe
  • Certified team of perishables experts
  • Temperature monitoring throughout the entire journey

We also offer

  • Special packaging solutions and thermal blankets
  • Installation of temperature controlled cells in SVO
  • Expedited delivery upon arrival and possibility of renting reefer trucks
  • Full compliance with IATA PCR and LAR (when necessary)
  • Examinations by local phytosanitary authorities under temperature controlled conditions.

We always book perishable goods on the most direct route, with fewest transit stops, thereby minimizing the elapsed time and eliminating unnecessary climatic changes. When a transfer from one flight to another is unavoidable, we keep transit times as brief as possible. As some shipments may require re-icing or temporary storage in a temperature-controlled area, they are stored in cool-rooms or freezers. 


Please note: to avoid risk of delay, perishable shipments should always travel as booked cargo. Shippers are encouraged to reserve space for all perishable consignments and allow sufficient time if special arrangements are necessary.

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General information on how we transport perishable goods

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