Chilled packaging

Temperature controlled packaging for your cold goods

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Chilled packaging for efficient transport

Moving goods from A to B efficiently and reliably is contingent upon using efficient and reliable packaging. We understand the key role that chilled packaging plays in logistics, and therefore we offer customised packaging solutions to fulfill your transport needs. Our comprehensive reusable packaging service delivers simple and sustainable packaging for a wide variety of products. By covering all sides of the packaging flow, we limit your transport costs, reduce cleaning expenses, and take the packaging hassle out, so you can focus on other areas of your business.

Reusable packaging

At DFDS, we are constantly innovating and investing in the most advanced reusable plastic packaging methods, to provide you the best options for your products. Our wide variety of reusable packaging containers allows us to tailor packaging solutions to your specific transport needs. We offer Dolav bins, E1 and E2 crates, H1 and DFDS pallets, and nestable crates. With millions of units in our service, we always have a solution on-hand to accommodate your products. In addition to assisting with implementation, DFDS streamlines all distribution and administration processes - keeping orders, invoices, and simple pickups - to ensure your goods transport remains smooth.

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Contract packaging

We are committed to keeping your reusable packaging, reusable by providing sanitation and repair services for any unit you have in use. Sanitation and disinfection operations are carried out following IFS and BRC standards at our fully automated cleaning facilities. Food packaging is bacteriologically tested by an independent lab. The cleaning process includes a prewash, a main wash cycle and drying, as well as several checks for damage. Cleaned packaging is foiled and put into in-house, climate-controlled storage, where extra plastic protective covers are also available if needed. Additionally, our contract packaging service accounts for all risks and possible costs, including interest and depreciation.

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Sustainable packaging throughout the UK and across Europe

With both our reusable packaging and contract packaging services, we are fully committed to delivering solutions that help your business decrease its overall carbon footprint. Our entire packaging catalogue is made up of reusable plastic material, meaning no cardboard waste and no pallets to return. On the occasion our packaging units are damaged beyond repair, the broken units are remade into other forms of packaging and returned to our service without requiring any new material. Move your cold goods with confidence with the help of our DFDS cold chain logistics team.

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Cold storage facilities

Our cold storage facilities are optimised to preserve goods for both short and long periods of time. Also, our cross-docking facilities can provide rapid transfers between trailers to ensure your cold goods reach their destination in pristine condition.

Refrigerated transport

With modern equipment and experienced drivers, we offer reliable refrigerated transport throughout our expansive European network. We have the infrastructure and logistics to properly deliver your cold goods.

Food logistics

When it comes to food logistics, the clock is always ticking on freshness. Our diverse fleet of refrigerated transport options handles meat, seafood, dairy, produce, and other temperature-controlled food products.

FAQs about chilled packaging

According to the principles of sustainable packaging, raw materials used in packaging must be "returned to the biological or technical cycle." This means that eco-friendly packaging should be recyclable or biodegradable.

Controlled atmosphere packaging is a method of controlling and regulating the levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen. The temperature and humidity of the storage room must also be controlled.

Yes. DFDS uses temperature-controlled packaging for perishable goods. It also uses eco-packaging solutions that help businesses decrease their overall carbon footprint.