Technological improvements in refrigerated containers have taken place primarily in their efficiency and reliability. Further improvements in maintaining food quality during transportation are resulting from developments related to supplements and/or substitutes for temperature control. The progress of containerized transportation of perishables will continue. In conjunction with the introduction of a successful containerized operation in new market areas, research and development must address pre-transit and transit variables that are likely to modify out-turn of perishable products. Innovations such as fully modulating refrigeration systems have given the refrigerated container the advantage of less danger of cargo freezing, higher average humidity level around the cargo, less moisture removal, stabilized air temperature and less container breathing. Much closer temperature maintenance of the cargo throughout the load is now possible. Continued improvements in refrigeration and container technology as well as post-harvest product handling practices, are required to meet the ever changing and improving needs of the world.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at the Distribution of Perishable Goods by Container, VIII CISCo International Conference, Palermo, September 1980.
  • Authors:
    • Clark, J L
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

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  • Accession Number: 00330059
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM