Perishable goods (such as fruits, flowers, and vegetables) were among the first commodities carried by air. However, such goods deteriorate over time and under extreme temperatures and humidity, and must thus be handled with particular care.
With years of operating experience, airlines have developed effective handling techniques for chilled and frozen products, providing shippers with optimum, cost-efficient packaging methods.
The Perishable Cargo Regulations manual is an essential reference guide for all parties involved in the packaging and handling of temperature-sensitive products. The manual is endorsed by the IATA Live Animals and Perishables Board (LAPB), and underpinned by the expertise of major airlines and scientific data supplied by research institutions.