Special Recommendations

CMA CGM’s reefer experts have drawn up a list of advice from the moment a container booking is made right through to delivery at its final destination.

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To place your booking, we request you to provide us the following information :

  • Nature of the merchandise, quantity, weight
  • Place of origin and final destination
  • Type of packaging being used (crate, drum, pallet, etc)
  • Temperature of transport required (specify °C or °F)
  • Specific requirements (multi-temperature, cold treatment, etc.)

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The packaging must :

  • Be designed, manufactured and stowed in a way that ensures optimal protection of the goods
  • Be able to withstand repeated handling in diverse and varied environments without damage
  • Be able to withstand the vertical pressures incurred when piling up crates/cartons
  • Allow good air circulation through the container to ensure optimum temperature control

The Pre Trip Inspection

PTI is a detailed inspection of the container and is meticulously carried out by our reefer experts to ensure that:

  • The container is clean,
  • The system is in working condition.

Specific PTI is done for pharmaceutical bookings.

Pre-Cooling Cargo

To avoid the problems associated with condensation, pre-cooling is not recommended excepted in case of stuffing in cold store room.

Storage conditions guide

You will find below a comprehensive but not exhaustive list of the various products transported, as well as the parameters and recommended settings for each: temperature, air renewal volume, etc.

If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Support