An indispensable guide to the proper use of refrigerated marine containers for shipping perishable produce! Written for shippers, transport company personnel, inspectors, surveyors, insurers and receiving company employees.
You'll learn how to select the proper boxes for shipment, how to plan your load, the correct temperature for loading, how to keep containers under optimum operating conditions, and how to monitor and record temperature during transit.
Also included are a container loading checklist, an appendix on troubleshooting produce problems during transport illustrated with 46 color photographs, and a table of recommended storage temperature and relative humidity with observations on ethylene production and sensitivity and beneficial controlled atmosphere (CA) conditions for long-term storage of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Includes two 22 x 34 inch posters, one in English and one in Spanish, that summarize the major steps for successful loading.