Cold chain is the logistic subset in the supply chain of perishable produce and sensitive products that require temperature controlled ambient for their storage and distribution from source to consumers. The cold chain maintains the marketable value of such goods, by safeguarding the product’s essential characteristics and nutritive values (in case of food items) for extended duration in the process of delivering the value to markets. It is hence a value-added logistics system which provides the facilities to maintain a series of services that ensures the ideal conditions for the goods under care, from the point of origin to destination.

Aligned with the overall objectives of reducing food loss, maximizing energy efficiency and optimizing time and cost in the cold chain networks.