Royal Cargo, Inc. is adding active cooling containers to its cold chain solutions for airfreight movements in the Philippines, in line with efforts to boost its cold chain business.
The company in a statement said it hopes to be a catalyst for the further development of cold chain solutions for airfreight amid favorable macroeconomic conditions and economic activity in the country. It is counting in particular on the expected increase in the importation of high-end perishable foodstuff and growing demand for domestic and international transport of other temperature-sensitive goods such as fresh fruits, chilled meat products, and diagnostic specimens.
“We see a huge potential in the country’s growing food retail industry, which is what led us to add the active cooling containers to our wide range of cold chain solutions. Our temperature-controlled containers offer clients the convenience of having a locally available way of transporting perishable items without compromising quality,” Royal Cargo president and chief executive officer Elmer Sarmiento said.
Unlike traditional cooling containers or passive cooling, the active cooling containers provide a temperature-controlled environment that enables not only superior insulation but also a constant temperature range despite spikes in external temperature conditions. This decreases the risk of spoilage, making the containers ideal for perishable items, Royal Cargo noted.
It added that active cooling containers also provide an easier transport platform by unitizing and containerizing loads, minimizing rebuilding and repacking, and facilitating easier release from Customs or other regulatory bodies.
Moreover, active cooling containers help reduce damage to packaging caused by rough handling at the cargo terminal, exposure to harsh environmental elements, and sweating of ice gels. These containers have a separate compartment for dry ice so as to prevent freezer burns and the discoloration of chilled items resulting from direct contact with dry ice.
The temperature-controlled environment that active cooling containers provide also makes them the best transport container solution for other industries such as pharmaceuticals, medical diagnostics, electronics, and chemicals. These containers protect goods from damages caused by exposure to the elements, physical handling at airport points, and movements in transporting vessels.
In addition to active cooling containers, Royal Cargo offers refrigerated vans and trucks, airplane transport, and freight forwarding capabilities and logistics network as part of its cold chain solutions. Royal Cargo aims to be the frontrunner in local service availability of active cooling containers, promoting the containers as an integral product to its suite of cold supply chain solutions in the Philippines.
Besides cold chain services, Royal Cargo offers specialized logistics solutions using owned equipment and facilities in the fields of international and domestic freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution, projects and heavylift, business process outsourcing, customs brokerage, liquid transportation, shipping and trucking services, and logistics solutions for clinical research and development.
Aside from the Philippines the company operates in 13 other countries, namely, the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Guam, Palau, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.