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Updated: Feb 16

Seafood transportation is a complex and intricate process that requires careful planning and execution. The process involves transporting live fish, shellfish, and other seafood from fishing boats to restaurants, supermarkets, or processing plants around the world. It's important for shippers, carriers, construction and manufacturing companies involved in the seafood transport industry to be aware of the various practices used to ensure that seafood is transported safely and efficiently. Let's take a look at some of the most common practices used in seafood transportation.

Proper Packaging

In addition to proper temperature control, proper packaging is essential for ensuring safe transportation of seafood. Some types of sea creatures require special packaging methods due to their delicate nature; for example, live lobster requires thick foam boxes with holes poked into them so that they can breathe during transport. Additionally, all packages should be clearly labeled with contents and shipping instructions so that handlers know exactly how to handle them properly upon delivery.

Temperature Control

The temperature of seafood during transport must be carefully monitored in order to ensure its safety. Perishable products such as fish are particularly sensitive to temperature changes and can quickly spoil if not kept at a consistent temperature throughout transit. To prevent this from happening, carriers should use cooling systems such as temperature-controlled trailers or refrigerated containers with insulated walls to keep seafood fresh while it’s being transported. Additionally, carriers should also have backup plans in place in case there are any unexpected breakdowns or delays, such as having standby trucks available or alternate routes mapped out for when needed.

Shipping Documentation

It's important for shippers involved in seafood transport to provide accurate shipping documentation along with their shipments so that they can easily trace any lost or damaged cargo if necessary. Shipping documentation includes information such as the type of cargo being shipped; its weight; destination; sender and receiver contact details; estimated arrival time; and any special handling instructions needed on arrival (i.e., refrigeration requirements). This information helps carriers ensure that their cargo arrives safely at its destination without any complications along the way.