Liquid food transport: how it’s done
Transporting liquid food across the country or to a foreing nation, needs a whole different approach than transporting regular food items. First: there are no boxes but all of it goes into the tank, in contrast to liquids. Plus if the truck driver gets into an accident (which we hope you won’t), at most you will lose a few boxes of cereal or chips. If your truck is carrying liquid foods and there’s an accident – the spilled liquid is going to cause way more problems for you and the people on the road.
Luckily, your logistic service providers, who transport liquid food every day, are very experienced. Not only can they deliver your goods to wherever you need. Also they know exactly how the milk, water or other liquids need to be kept during transport.
Transporting liquids and controlling temperature
Liquid food such as yoghurt, milk and even water need to be kept at a certain temperature. For the consumer it’s as easy as just using the fridge. But it’s a different ball game when you need to transport a full tank across borders to factories. You’re going to need a transport solution that will help you keep the liquids at the right temperature for you. Logistic service providers use specific software to regulate the temperature in the tank. It circulates anti freeze around the outside of the tank. This makes sure that the liquid is not cooling off too fast, so it will stay stable for the whole journey.
Transport and storage
Depending on your logistic service provider, many of them can also offer you a combination of transport and storage of liquid food, vegetable oils and fats. Such as:
- Sunflower oil
- Olive oil
- Rapeseed oil
- Soy oil
- Corn oil
- Linseed oil
- Used Cooking Oil
- Dairy products
- GMP products
Know the weight and volume of your transport
This goes for anything that you want to transport from A to B: you’ll need to know both the weight and the volume. This will tell you what truck you need to carry it as well as how many are needed. A very simple calculation but fairly important for organizing transport. There are maximum weights in order to avoid over straining the truck’s wheels and axles. Your logistic specialist will also inform you about that.
Economies Of Scale
One of the best benefits of transporting liquids such as milk using bulk liquid transportation tanks, is the large volume of liquid it allows you to move at once. This makes it cost efficient and maybe even cheaper in the long run as well. Because you’ll be using less trucks and need less trips.
Liquid food transport between customers and farmers
Dairy farmers too have their own demands and wishes. Logistic service providers can custom- and time deliver to factories with tight schedules and work with the latest techniques. With specific data communication using customized software, they are a very flexible party for you and dairy farmers.