Supply chain reefer products.
Report 2001.LT.5461, Transport Technology, Logistic Engineering.
The transportation of perishable produce, also called reefer products,
products that need cooled or refrigerated storage conditions, is an
ever-increasing business. The total amount of perishable produce
transported in the year 2000 is about 60 million ton, of which 43 million
ton is transported by sea. In this report a general description is a given
of the reefer supply chain. Such a thing as the reefer supply
chain doesn't exist, because there are many supply chains possible.
Many different parties can play a role in the supply chain of reefer
produce. The most important parties are divided into 4 sections according
to their functionalities in the chain. These sections are being called
first, second, third and fourth parties.
The most important documents that are described in this report are: bill
of lading, waybill, sales contract, contract of afreightment, custom
documents, phytosanitary certificate, veterinary certificate, certificate
of origin, CMR (Convention relative en contract de transport
international de Marchandises par Route).
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