Are you looking for Dry Ice Transportation?

Fresh Logistics have provided a frozen and chilled parcel service to the food, pharmaceutical, medical device and carbon fibre sectors for the last 8 years. Using our expert shippers, we can transport your products using a validated, cost efficient and timely method. When you need to send product samples or research materials around the UK, Europe and even worldwide, we can provide a simple, chilled out process.

We have transported Conger Eel’s to Japan, breast milk to New Zealand, Scampi to all Lidl’s European head offices, medical devices to the USA and bacon to Ireland.

With our added services available, we can provide a full end-to-end expert service, including a storage and dispatch option by holding product in our fridge and freezers, pick the items, pack and dispatch to the address you supplied – in fact we can give your marketing or e-commerce a seamless delivery system – you just collect the profits!

How to send dry ice cooled products

As dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) is a hazardous material for air travel, it’s subject to regulations and labelling requirements not applicable to ground transport. Most people have no experience of shipping with dry ice or gel freezer packs, so they are unsure where to find these products or how best to pack them. (which is understandable) If you pack and label the product correctly issues will be kept to a minimal, but if there is a slight deviation from the standards, rejection is almost certain and the contents will spoil.

Here are a few useful tips from our experience:
• What is better for shipping meat – dry ice or gel freezer packs? The quick answer: They both work but have their strengths and weaknesses. Dry ice (-76C), as the name suggests keeps a package dry, whereas gel packs dampen as they thaw. We can supply poly cells that do not allow the frozen ice water back through the packaging. Dry ice is also colder but doesn’t last as long as gel packs. One significant advantage of gel freezer packs: There are no restrictions on the amount that can be shipped by air. But they are fairly weighty
• How long can dry ice or cool packs maintain temperature? The effectiveness of dry ice and gel packs vary, with three days considered the maximum time a product can be stored.
• How should I handle dry ice? It’s important to take precautions. Use highly-insulated gloves, goggles and an apron to protect your body when handling dry ice as extreme temperatures burn skin.
• Other recommendations to consider: It’s important to fill the empty space inside of your polystyrene box with either cardboard, paper or bubble wrap. The additional void fill will help keep the cold confined into one area.

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