Here's how Cold Chain Logistics plays an important role in combating the food sector challenges

12 May, 2023 5:25:36 PM / by Transport Corporation of India Ltd


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India is the world’s largest producer of milk & second largest producer of fruits and vegetables. The country has a substantial production capability of marine, aqua, meat, and poultry products. This sector requires temperature-controlled logistics. In FY 2022, the market size of the Indian Cold Chain market was valued at INR 1,814.9 billion and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 12.3% during 2023-2028 period.

However, delivering perishable goods in rural areas poses more significant challenges than in urban areas, such as inadequate temperature control infrastructure, unreliable power supply for refrigeration, and limited cold storage facilities. Not to mention, traditional ad-hoc cooling solutions pose an inordinate amount of health risks. Overcoming these challenges presents a significant opportunity for the logistics industry to expand its reach in rural areas and tap into the vast potential of the Indian market.

This is where our synergized efforts as the country’s leading integrated multimodal solutions provider come into play. TCI Cold Chain Solutions (TCI CCS), a joint venture between Transport Corporation of India Ltd. (TCI) & MITSUI & Co Limited (MITSUI) provides end-to-end integrated cold chain logistics solutions in India.

We possess a handling capacity of upto 13,000+ pallet positions across the entire temperature range (-25 to +25 degrees Celsius) & has 200+ reefer vehicles in major cities across India. In addition to its state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technology, TCI's end-to-end cold chain solutions are supported by a team of experts who understand the unique requirements of each industry. We work closely with customers to develop customized solutions that meet their specific needs and ensure that the products are delivered in perfect condition.

Our seamless cold storage and logistics solutions are crafted for major local and global companies spanning across various industries. Our services cater to fresh food supply, dairy, quick service restaurants (QSR), Dark stores, pharmaceuticals, and specialty chemicals.

Cold Chain Management is a critical component of the food sector in India. We, at Transport Corporation of India, are committed to offering top-quality services to help combat the challenges faced by the food industry. Contributing to improved food security in India is one of our ESG focused social objectives.

At TCI Cold Chain Solutions, we ensure that products are kept at an optimal temperature at all times to prevent spoilage, reduce waste, and ensure that products are delivered to customers in the best possible condition.  We adhere to strict food safety regulations and use state-of-the-art technology to maintain the highest standards of hygiene and sanitation. This ensures that food products are safe for consumption and eliminates the risk of contamination.

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