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Arkas Logistics: A Solution Partner in Perishable Air Cargo for Exporters

Arkas Logistics provides innovative solutions for exporters in all phases of perishable cargo transportation, which is one of the most important product group of air cargo. Shipping all kinds of perishable products via the airports in Istanbul, Adana, Izmir, Antalya and Ankara, Arkas Logistics supports exporters in air transportation, which has a share of 7.55 in Turkey’s exports in the first three quarters of 2020.

In general, the load volume in air cargo transportation corresponds to 1% of the whole cargo trade in the world. On the other hand, the cargo value of 6 trillion USD carried by air amounts to 35% of the global trade volume. This data shows that air transportation is not only fast and safe but that it is also a preferred method of transportation for valuable cargoes. Air cargo is at the forefront of transporting food and medical supplies as well. Perishable cargo may be defined as goods that can deteriorate or decay due to temperature, humidity, climate or the prolongation of the transportation period as a result of other environmental conditions. Providing services in perishable cargo transportation within the sense of complete logistics, Arkas Logistics offers the fastest, most innovative and most suitable solutions for customer needs.

Operational Processes Monitored by Arkas Logistics

Arkas Logistics fully meets the special storage, stowage and transportation conditions in the process starting from the moment the perishable goods are accepted until they are delivered to the consignee and is, thus, able to ship any kind of perishable cargo via the airports in Istanbul, Adana, Izmir, Antalya and Ankara. After the goods received from the exporters are stored in a warehouse, their health certificate and entries in the tarex system as well as the relevant customs agents are checked. Bills of lading specifying the required heat range are prepared and submitted for approval. After the customs procedures are completed, the documents are delivered to the airline and flight tracking starts. Arkas Logistics can monitor the temperature and humidity values of products electronically at any time, while making sure that the products are kept in cool rooms with appropriate temperatures at the departure and arrival customs at airports. The teams of Arkas Logistics keep track of values such as temperature, humidity, pressure, water level, wind speed and direction, insolation, ​as well as many other physical data by means of “data logger” devices.

Operational Processes Monitored by Arkas Logistics

Arkas Logistics fully meets the special storage, stowage and transportation conditions in the process starting from the moment the perishable goods are accepted until they are delivered to the consignee and is, thus, able to ship any kind of perishable cargo via the airports in Istanbul, Adana, Izmir, Antalya and Ankara. After the goods received from the exporters are stored in a warehouse, their health certificate and entries in the tarex system as well as the relevant customs agents are checked. Bills of lading specifying the required heat range are prepared and submitted for approval. After the customs procedures are completed, the documents are delivered to the airline and flight tracking starts. Arkas Logistics can monitor the temperature and humidity values of products electronically at any time, while making sure that the products are kept in cool rooms with appropriate temperatures at the departure and arrival customs at airports. The teams of Arkas Logistics keep track of values such as temperature, humidity, pressure, water level, wind speed and direction, insolation, ​as well as many other physical data by means of “data logger” devices.

The Continuity of Cold Chain

Frozen fish, live crawfish, apricots, strawberries, cherries, plums, cured meat, concentrated fruit, serum, liquid-solid medicine and chocolate are among the products that Arkas Logistics has handled within its perishable cargo service for exporters in the first 5 months of 2021. Packaging is one of the most important issues when it comes to perishable air cargo. Using durable packaging, preventing them from crushing, placing them in water-tight containers and ensuring appropriate temperatures are some of the points that require maximum attention. It is also vital to have temperature information on cargoes that need to be stored at a specific temperature. Arkas Logistics has been managing its operations professionally by being aware of the fact that its cold chain should never break. RKN and RAP type reefer containers can be chartered to deliver special cargoes. Furthermore, there are also other solutions for perishable cargoes such as adding special protective thermal blankets, gel ice packs and dry ice.

Arkas Logistics aims to be a leading business partner in the sector which provides quality, reliability and instant logistics support in perishable cargo transportation.

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