This term is used for those loads that require cold chain to preserve its original value, within this group may mention products such as seeds, fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers, meat, fish, shellfish, and any products can be affected by temperature changes.
Damp cargo (seafood, meat , etc.) must ensure that no leaks occur or spills during transport. They must not emit strong odors .
In horticultural products (fruits, vegetables , flowers, etc.) the containers must be strong enough so that they can support the stack of at least 1.60 meters in height without the boxes next to the floor collapse. In turn, the packaging must be resistant to moisture these products generate .
Note 1: Stress tests for this type of packaging can be done with simulated weight, at a temperature of 22-24 C and a relative humidity of 75-80 % for 24 hours with boxes stacked to a height of three meters or equivalent to that weight stack height .
For shipments of Perishable packed with solid carbon dioxide (dry ice) must be an agreement between the exporter and CMS. Dry ice is classified as Dangerous Goods and the amount that can be placed on board will be limited by the type of aircraft.
Specific instructions regarding keeping accurate temperatures or temperature ranges (eg, maintain a 5 degrees or hold between 10 and 13 degrees) will not be accepted .
Note: When dry ice is used as a refrigerant must be recorded. After the name of the product the following legend: Dry Ice 9 UN 1845 followed by the amount of dry ice per package.
The Perishable Cargo container must show the following labels :
Blue label identifying the contents: meat, fish, vegetables or fruit.
Round package orientation (orientation arrow) .
Hazard Label Class 9 , where it has been used as a refrigerant dry ice product .