Perishable Goods

Perishable shipments are those that, due to their nature, will spoil without proper care and handling.  This includes, but is not limited to, fresh fruit, vegetable, meat, fish and flowers.  Perishable shipments are sensitive to temperature extremes and acceptance of these types of commodities may be contingent on fewest transit stops and minimum transit time.  At International Logistics Express, Inc., we make sure that perishables arrive / depart on time and in good condition.

International Logistics Express, Inc. meets the packaging requirements to help ensure the freshness of your shipment as well as protect the aircraft from damage caused by leaking boxes or shipping containers.  Perishable products may be subjected to harsh environmental conditions, such as excessive temperature or humidity on the way to their destination.  With careful packaging, International Logistics Express, Inc. can protect your products by providing appropriate temperature protection or stability.

All types of perishables are handled according to the unique requirements of each type.  The refrigeration conditions are maintained throughout the complete logistic chain, including the flight, the warehouse storage, and the trucking to final destination. 

Furthermore, since December 12, 2003, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires the registration of all foreign and domestic food facilities.  Effective that date, the FDA also requires prior notice of "shipments of human and animal food being imported or offered for import into the US." More information and electronic registration is available from the FDA web site at