The transport of food and perishable products has special characteristics and multiple factors that must be carefully considered during this process. For example, the class of the product, the materials needed to operate, what type of transportation will be used, and the necessary orders and procedures. Besides these factors, the place of storage and management of the product is also part of it.
However, you can rest easy thanks to our efficient air, ocean, and land transport services for international import and export. Besides, we take care of the shipment of refrigerated food and products at a controlled temperature, ensuring that the cold chain is kept during transport.
A business analysis at several retail stores reveals what food trends come and go over time. This changing dynamic makes the food industry so challenging, as there is a new trend or product every day. For the latter, consumers want the product to be available almost immediately at their local grocery store or order it online and, of course, receive it the same day.
Consequently, the Food and Perishables industry and its logistics face enormous challenges these days. For example, ensuring product safety (from field to shelf), setting scalable prices for the transportation of raw materials, or satisfying more demanding customers who need to get new products quickly. Not to mention, food companies need to solve all of these problems in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
Transportation is vital in the food industry
Most leaders in the Food and Perishables supply chain identify transportation as their top concern. That’s why when talking about this operation, the greatest concerns are about the structural aspects. For this, the focus is on capacity and planning constraints. Similarly, complexity and transparency occupy a prominent place on the food logistics agenda.
Shipment tracking requirements are higher than ever
The goals of reducing transportation costs and increasing supply chain efficiency must be balanced with customer demands. However, it’s not easy to satisfy the desire of local grocery stores for smaller and more frequent deliveries. For example, while consolidating full truck shipments in the arrival place.
Technology: the central element of logistics
The future of food logistics is paved with technology and innovation. New technologies will undoubtedly change the way we think and work. Thanks to them, we can make deliveries more affordable, fast, reliable, and sustainable. Thus, many retailers will be willing to adopt the new technology advances.
On the other hand, transportation no longer represents a tactical operation influenced only by cost. This is because it has become a strategic management problem linked to factors such as customer experience, sales channels, product design, and availability.
Staying competitive with transportation in the food industry
The food and beverage supply chain is very demanding. However, BFF International covers every aspect of the process. This includes product storage, temperature-controlled distribution, value-added services, and the tracing of the supply chain.
In addition, we offer fast and reliable solutions for the supply chain. Also, our logistics specialists in this industry can help companies enter new markets or exploit their current business areas more effectively.
Our support services include transportation for the following types of products:
- Fresh agricultural products and/or processed.
- Fishery products.
- Products from livestock.
- Processed foods.
Ocean transport of perishable products
We provide produce traders with technical solutions to challenges like keeping perishable goods fresh during ocean transportation. This type of transport allows traders to significantly reduce logistics costs compared to air transport. Also, BFF International guarantees that the quality of your products is kept throughout the process.
Importing food is a difficult task, no matter the region. At BFF we know this importance. So our Clients value our expertise and the consulting services we can bring to the table.
Food safety guarantee
Our temperature controls have documentation of the temperature of the commodity end-to-end. This allows the full traceability of the cargo at a package level. Furthermore, strict product quality management during shipment ensures the safe transport of even the most sensitive food products.
In short, BFF International develops warehousing and transportation solutions tailored to any type of company. Our solutions satisfy the requirements and wishes of our customers.