What is cold chain logistics?
Cold chain logistics involves the management and transportation of temperature-sensitive products. It ensures that perishable goods, such as food and pharmaceuticals, maintain a consistent and controlled temperature throughout the supply chain. By preserving product quality and safety, cold chain logistics plays a crucial role in industries that rely on maintaining the integrity of temperature-sensitive items.
How can we help you?
Caplinq offers comprehensive cold chain solutions to its order fulfillment clients, eliminating the need for temperature-controlled vehicles. By upgrading packaging and leveraging Phase Change Materials (PCMs), Caplinq ensures precise temperature control during storage and transportation. With specialized equipment and skilled personnel, they expertly package products across various temperature ranges. Shipping services are available throughout the EU, including temperature-controlled parcel services in the UK. Caplinq handles every aspect, from pick and pack to customs clearances, shipping, duties, and storage. Clients can focus on sales while Caplinq takes care of the entire operation, even providing fiscal representation for non-EU companies. Become an order fulfillment client to enjoy hassle-free operations and reap the benefits of Caplinq’s trusted cold chain expertise.
How we do it?
Caplinq offers innovative and reliable cold chain solutions with their specially designed in-house boxes. These boxes have undergone rigorous testing in various weather conditions, ensuring their reliability and performance. With the ability to maintain a constant temperature for up to 2 to 4 days, Caplinq’s boxes provide optimal temperature control for your products. By partnering with trusted logistics providers, Caplinq takes care of the entire supply chain process.
Shipments are closely monitored to ensure timely delivery. Upon arrival, recipients have two options: they can either drop off the box at the nearest partner pick-up point or arrange a pick-up with Caplinq’s partner. This streamlined process eliminates the need to ship an entire pallet in a temperature-controlled shipment.
With Caplinq’s solution, there is no need for minimum order quantities (MOQ). You can now ship as little as one product in any required temperature range. This flexibility allows you to meet specific product demands without constraints. Trust Caplinq’s expertise to provide seamless cold chain logistics, optimizing your shipping process and ensuring product integrity at any scale.
Which type of products do we support mostly?
At Caplinq, we have honed our expertise in handling specialty chemicals with precision. Whether it’s receiving, storing, shipping, or packing, we excel in meeting the unique requirements of these chemicals. Even for hazardous materials (DG), we have reliable partners who can handle the intricacies involved. While specializing in medical equipment, we are also making strides in ‑40°C shipments. Our innovative approach eliminates the need for dry ice, providing a more efficient and cost-effective solution. With our commitment to continuous progress, we ensure that your valuable products are handled safely and delivered with utmost care. Trust Caplinq to be your trusted partner in managing specialty chemicals, providing tailored solutions that meet your specific needs.
What temperature ranges we can support?
Our market standards are 3 ranges
+21°C to +25°C
+2°C to +8°C
-25°C to ‑20°C
Explore our versatile temperature-controlled storage and transportation solutions tailored to your unique temperature range requirements. Our available storage options include 5°C, ‑20°C, ‑45°C, and ‑50°C, with the possibility of arranging specialized storage upon request.
Types of cold chain shipments?
Cold chain shipments can be approached through two distinct methods: active cold chain and passive cold chain logistics.
Active cold chain
Active cold chain shipping ensures continuous temperature control throughout a journey, maintaining reliability despite energy-intensive thermal management. This approach guarantees stable conditions for sensitive cargo, eliminating carrier-related delays and external factors. While excelling in dependability for extended distances and transit durations, it comes with higher costs and energy consumption due to constant temperature regulation. These trade-offs necessitate careful consideration based on the specific needs of goods being transported. Active cold chain presents a robust solution for industries prioritizing reliability and longer shipping capabilities, offering a competitive edge in mitigating potential risks associated with temperature-sensitive logistics.
Passive cold chain
Passive cold chain shipping employs an indirect approach to temperature control, eliminating the need for external regulating mechanisms. Instead, it relies on pre-treated Phase Change Materials (PCMs) stored in a cold environment. These PCMs, loaded into thermally insulated containers alongside the shipment, absorb and offset heat released by the cargo, ensuring temperature stability.
The benefits of passive cold chain include cost-effectiveness, suitability for shorter distances and quicker transit times, and energy savings due to its compact nature. However, drawbacks include the necessity for container return, as the special thermal boxes require retrieval, unless supported by a well-established carrier cold chain network. This method offers a balanced solution for scenarios where reliability, efficient design, and cost considerations are vital factors in temperature-sensitive logistics.
Did you know that Caplinq can handle both active and passive cold chains.
How to decide?
Caplinq is well-equipped with both the methodology and resources to facilitate a comprehensive analysis when deliberating between active and passive cold chain shipments. Selecting the appropriate cold chain approach is contingent on various considerations. Factors include the environmental preferences of your clientele, the extent of cost sensitivity exhibited by customers, the anticipated transit duration, the volume of cargo to be transported, and the viability of reacquiring passive cold chain containers.
With Caplinq’s expertise, businesses can make an informed decision by evaluating these aspects and aligning them with their logistical needs. This ensures a tailored solution that addresses specific requirements while optimizing for environmental impact, cost-effectiveness, transit time, shipment size, and logistical feasibility.
Caplinq stands as your dependable partner. With expertise in REACH compliance, logistics, and storage, entrust us after sharing your order confirmation. From there, we manage the entire process seamlessly, freeing you to concentrate on your priorities. Count on Caplinq for comprehensive support and peace of mind.