Ekonomiczne Problemy Usług (Jan 2016)

Transformations in organising maritime transport of perishable goods

  • Izabela Kotowska

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 124


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Maritime transport of perishable goods, due to the nature of the cargo, requires very careful time planning and transport technology. Until recently, the main means for transporting refrigerated cargo were conventional reefer ships. However, the container revolution, which has been observed since the early 1990s, has a strong impact on the organization of the cold supply chains. The purpose of this article is to analyse the changes that have occurred in the technology of perishable cargo maritime transport, and evaluation of their impact on other links in the cold transport chain.