In recent years, domestic cold chain logistics has gradually entered the field of vision of the majority of users. With the continuous increase in the popularity of cold chain logistics, many giant companies have made frequent moves in the cold chain. Chain logistics joint venture company; Jingdong Logistics and Air China Cargo have started a global cold phone number list chain logistics system construction cooperation; Alibaba's cold chain logistics map has added reindeer cold chain; backed by Tencent and Alibaba's O2O catering distribution platforms Meituan and Ele.me have also begun to deploy short-distance cold chains.
So what exactly is cold chain logistics, what problems or opportunities currently exist, and what the future development trend will be. These questions will be answered one by one in the following articles.
1. Industry overview
Cold chain logistics refers to maintaining the quality of food (fresh or frozen) or the performance of other products (pharmaceuticals, etc.) and reducing transportation losses, in its processing, storage, transportation, distribution, retail and other links, the goods are always maintained at a certain temperature. It consists of pre-cooling treatment, cold chain processing, cold chain storage, cold chain transportation and distribution and cold chain sales, involving cold storage, refrigerated trucks, insulation boxes, refrigerated display cabinets and other facilities.
Compared with traditional logistics, cold chain logistics has higher technical requirements and greater capital investment in each link, and has become a key support area of the state. In fact, the core of cold chain logistics is not exactly "cold", but "constant temperature" - different products require different storage temperatures.