Perishable Cargo

Efficiently and safely transporting perishable cargo around the globe, SLG Logistics ensures freshness from source to destination.

SLG Logistics specialises in moving perishable cargo with the utmost care and precision. Understanding the sensitive nature of these goods, we ensure that each item reaches its destination in peak condition. Our services span from air freight for frozen food to perishable delivery solutions.

We offer a range of perishable logistics services tailored to meet the unique demands of each product. This includes controlled temperature environments, speedy transit options, and specialised perishable cargo handling. Our expertise in perishable air freight and delivery systems ensures your goods remain fresh, retaining their quality and value.

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What are Perishable Goods?

Perishable goods have a short shelf life and can deteriorate quickly if not stored or transported under the right conditions. These products require special perishable handling techniques to maintain their quality and safety. This care includes temperature-controlled vehicles, humidity management, and quick transportation. These measures are necessary for perishable goods to be safe and maintain their nutritional and monetary value. Perishable goods include:

Fruit & Vegetables

Meat & Poultry


Dairy Products

(like milk, cheese and yoghurt)



Biomedical Products

(like vaccines)

Flowers & Plants


Frozen Foods

Why Choose SLG for Perishable Cargo Shipping?

Temperate and Humidity Management

SLG Logistics uses advanced temperature control technology to refrigerate or keep perishable cargo at the right temperature during international shipping. This prevents spoilage and stops them from deteriorating over time.

Fast and Reliable Delivery

We provide fast shipping services, ensuring shorter transit times and safe delivery to ensure perishable products reach their destination in optimal condition.

Specially Trained Staff

Our team is well-versed in effective perishable cargo handling techniques for chilled and frozen products. Regarding shipping perishable items, our expertise ensures safe and proper management from pickup to delivery.

Global Network

SLG’s vast network enables us to ship perishable cargo across the globe, including markets like India, China, and Vietnam. Our international presence makes us a top choice for your global shipping needs.


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Perishable Cargo FAQs

What are the Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCR)?

The Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCR) are guidelines and standards established by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). They provide detailed instructions on the safe and efficient handling, packaging, and transportation of perishable goods, especially by air. These regulations ensure that perishable items are transported under controlled conditions to maintain their quality and safety throughout the journey.

The choice of transport for carrying perishable goods depends on factors like distance, product type, and delivery speed. Generally, air freight shipping is preferred for perishables due to its speed and ability to maintain precise temperature control. For shorter distances, road transport with refrigerated trucks can be suitable. Sea freight is also used for certain goods depending on their shelf life, although it is slower and requires specialised containers and equipment that will remain at a constant temperature.

Cold chain logistics is a specialised supply chain management process that focuses on maintaining a consistent and controlled temperature environment throughout perishable goods’ handling, storage, and transportation. This process includes refrigeration, temperature monitoring, and quality control measures to ensure that perishable goods remain in optimal condition from their origin to their final destination.

Exporting perishable goods involves several steps and requirements:

  • Quality Assurance: Ensure the perishable goods meet the quality standards and regulations of both the exporting and importing countries.
  • Packaging: Use appropriate packaging materials to protect the goods during transit, including temperature-controlled containers if needed.
  • Documentation and Customs Compliance: Prepare all necessary export documents, including certificates of origin, phytosanitary certificates (for plant products), and customs declarations. Comply with customs regulations and ensure proper labelling and documentation for customs clearance.
  • Temperature Control: Implement measures to maintain the desired climate conditions for the specific perishable items.
  • Transport: Choose a reliable mode of transportation that meets the product’s needs, such as refrigerated trucks, sea freight, or air cargo freight
  • Destination Regulations: Familiarise yourself with the import regulations and requirements of the destination country.
  • Logistics Partner: Consider partnering with a logistics provider like SLG, experienced in handling perishable exports, to ensure smooth and safe transportation.

At SLG Logistics, we understand the challenges of perishable cargo transportation and are committed to delivering excellence in every aspect of our service.

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