Food & Beverage Transportation Logistics

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Ensuring your frozen beef gets to Fresno, your avocados arrive in Alabama, or your bananas get delivered to Beaumont, Texas unspoiled and on time is what Logistics Group International does each and every day.

Logistics Group International (LGI) specializes in food & beverage transport logistics & shipping of frozen food and fresh produce to and from anywhere in North America. In food and beverage supply chains, there’s no room for error. The distances between destinations, perishable nature of the goods, safety regulations, and low-profit margins require logistics providers capable of delivering on time and with clear visibility.

Optimize food and beverage product transit with Logistics Group International, a fully integrated third-party logistics provider. We’ve developed transportation solutions tailored for the food and beverage industry.

LGI works a vast network of carriers providing 53-foot refrigerated trucks and dry van trucks to get your frozen food, perishable produce and temperature-sensitive beverages delivered fresh and fast.

Refrigerated trucks provide insulated, temperature-controlled trailers that provide critical cooling to keep food, produce and beverages unspoiled. Reefer trucks also can be used for many other products such as plants, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items.

FOOD TRANSPORT SERVICES

After selecting the right carrier for your frozen food, perishable produce, and temperature-sensitive beverage transport, LGI’s team also:

  • Plans optimal routes
  • Ensures cargo is safely loaded
  • Manages customs documentation to expedite shipment across borders
  • Monitors shipments with GPS tracking & real-time location updates
  • Provides door-to-door delivery
  • Ensures cargo is safely unloaded

Frozen Food Logistics

Combining years of experience with a staff of dedicated professionals, LGI expertly manages all your transportation needs and logistics, ensuring your freight and cargo gets delivered safely and swiftly.

LGI’s team works with a network of 11,000 carriers that meet stringent standards of professionalism and promptness and handles all other aspects of transporting what you need moved where it needs to be moved when it needs to be moved.

LGI’s experts:

  • Select best carrier for your freight or cargo
  • Plan optimal, efficient routes
  • Obtain necessary permits
  • Coordinate support services, such as escorts
  • Secure customs documentation and information for international shipments
  • Track and monitor progress of your shipments

Benefits of food and beverage-specific trucking

Today’s savvy consumers demand fresher, more exciting offerings from grocers, wholesalers, and convenience stores. Late or non-compliant shipments can damage customer relationships.

With food and beverage-specific logistics solutions from LGI, we ensure cargoes are delivered on time and in good condition. Additionally, built-in tracking and communication enable an immediate response to demand changes.

Our capabilities

LGI partners with an extensive network of carriers that distribute food and beverage products short and long distances across North America. Whether your application requires dry vans to refrigerated trucks, our experts make sure your frozen food, perishable produce, and temperature-sensitive beverages reach their end destination fresh and fast.

Freshness drives the food and beverage industry. To keep these products safe and beautiful longer, we offer transit by reefer truck. They have insulated containers outfitted with refrigeration systems capable of maintaining specified temperatures. Benefits include:

-Reduces Wastes

-Improves Product Quality

-Protects Against Insects

-Prevents Rotting

-Prolongs Product Lifespan

 

 

We transport a variety of food and beverage products. Examples include:

-Juices

-Fruit

-Pet Foods

-Pastries

-Soft Drinks

-Alcohol

-Butter

-Snack Food

-Dairy

-Oils

-Cheese

-Milk

-Baked Goods

-Teas

-Eggs

-Sauces

-Frozen Foods

-Sports Drinks

-Grains

-Dips

-Meats

-Energy Drinks

-Poultry

-Seafood

-Candy and Confectionery

-Vegetables

 

Consumers today need to know what’s in the food they eat, and sometimes they don’t want certain items contacting others. As a result, restaurants and stores need to accommodate many diets with custom shipping solutions. LGI can deliver many specialized products in a safe, contamination-free manner.

-Dairy

-Gluten-Free

-Fat-Free

-Sugar-Free

-Ethnic Foods

-Organic

 

Food distribution without boundaries

The North American supply chain is complicated. With the United States, Mexico, and Canada constantly working to negotiate the best trade deal for their countries, it can appear daunting to move products between them.

Cross-border movement is our wheelhouse. We work with you to develop the optimal transboundary shipping solution. From routes to tariffs and compliance, our team does all the hard work so you can focus on your business.

Your food and beverage transport shipping partner

With effective planning and execution, LGI streamlines logistics for food and beverage clients. Carriers are vetted, and their expertise and capabilities are known. We let you know exactly what to expect from each carrier, enabling you to rest easy knowing your products are in safe hands.

Contact us to learn more about our food and beverage transport shipping services.

 

Frequently asked questions

Logistics can appear intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. You have questions, and LGI provides answers. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our FAQ section below, please contact us.

How much does it cost to transport food?

When it comes to refrigerated transportation, there’s no set price. Factors like product type, size, and weight as well as cold-storage requirements, distance, amount of stops, and delivery timeline can affect final costs.

Why is food transported long distances?

Space, seasonality, and other factors drive long-distance food product transit. Farmland is often far from densely populated urban areas. In northern latitudes, most food production is suspended through the cold season. Shipping food from southern locales provides people with year-round variety and nutritional diversity over the winter months.

How are vegetables transported?

There are several steps taken to ensure fruits and vegetables arrive fresh at local markets. They are packaged in boxes or on pallets, which are placed onto climate-controlled, insect-resistant cold storage trailers. These containers are loaded into ships, trains, airplanes, or trucks and delivered to distribution hubs. From there, trucks perform last-mile delivery.