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Intermodal Cool Chain Management

Intermodal Cool Chain Management

A Practical Guide to the Movement of Temperature-Controlled Cargo

Alan Robertson


Transform how your business moves sensitive cargo around the world through effective collaboration, smart asset management and the integration of new technologies.

Available to pre-order from 3rd November 2018
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About the book

Refrigerated containers (reefers) are enclosed units used for transporting temperature-sensitive cargo. There is substantial investment in reefers. For example, Maersk Line boasts the largest containerized reefer fleet with 20 per cent of the global market. Reefer containers enable the sale of all kinds of fresh produce all year round. Providing insights into this fascinating industry with real-life examples and practical ideas, Intermodal Cool Chain Management is for carriers and shippers who are looking for additional capacity for their temperature-controlled cargo, more cost-effective transportation options and ways of reducing their impact on the environment.

Intermodal Cool Chain Management looks at how products from meat, fruit, vegetables and dairy products, to chemicals and pharmaceuticals can be transported successfully across the world. It is a highly practical text with many key takeaways and case studies for the practitioner and student. The book is truly global and covers people management, asset management, collaboration and new technologies which enable temperature monitoring during intermodal cool chain transportation and real-time tracking across modes.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Background to the Industry;
    • Chapter - 01: Current Market Projections for Specialised Reefer Ships and also the Ongoing Developments in Reefer Containers;
    • Chapter - 02: Growers' and Receivers' Expectations of the Transport Chain;
    • Chapter - 03: Technical Developments with Reefer Containers;
    • Chapter - 04: Managing Reefer Container Logistics – Maximising Efficiency;
    • Chapter - 05: Managing Modal Shift from Ship to Retail Opportunity;
    • Chapter - 06: Lean Manufacturing and Transportation;
    • Chapter - 07: Key Points, Checklists, Action Points

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749483173
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd February 2019
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 288 pages

About the Author

Alan Robertson has held various positions in trade policy for the Pacific Basin and Africa trades and fleet operations for the South African and Indian Ocean service, as well as leading the customer service team for the North Atlantic trade. He has held managerial and director roles in UK transport and logistics at companies such as P&O Containers and Hapag-Lloyd. He formed Webster Robertson People in 2013, a consultancy in the container and logistics fields.

Alan Robertson