Cold Chain Logistics

Kengas transports temperature-sensitive products along a supply chain through thermal and refrigerated packaging methods and the logistical planning to protect the integrity of these shipments using special Reefers. The reliance on the cold chain continues to gain importance globally.

Different products require the maintenance of different temperature levels to ensure their integrity throughout the transport chain. Kengas Logistics has responded with the compliance of temperature standards that accommodate the majority of products. The most common temperature standards are  “banana” (13 °C), “chill” (2 °C), “frozen”  (-18 °C) and “deep-frozen” (-29 °C), each related to specific product groups.

Staying within this temperature range is vital to the integrity of a shipment along the supply chain, and for perishables, it enables to ensure optimal shelf life.

Being able to ensure that a shipment will remain within a temperature range for an extended period of time is our number one priority. About 20% of all the energy consumed in cold chain logistics involves cargo refrigeration. Factors such as duration of transit, the size of the shipment, and the ambient or outside temperatures experienced are important in deciding what type of packaging is required, and the related level of energy consumption. They can range from small insulated boxes that require dry ice or gel packs, rolling containers, to a reefer, which has its own powered refrigeration unit.