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Perishable Goods

When the freshness of cargo is crucial.


What is the “Perishable Goods”?

Perishable goods are goods that lose their qualities after a limited period under the influence of environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, pressure, etc.), which requires compliance with special conditions and rules for their transportation.

Typical perishable goods are food, live plants, breeding eggs, medicines, meat and seafood.

meals_cargoSending perishable goods.

To avoid delays and to ensure prompt delivery, perishable goods are only transported as armored goods. The sender must pre-book a container on board the aircraft for the shipment of any type of perishable goods.

Before sending perishable goods, special attention should be paid to packing liquids and goods that have an unpleasant odor, since changes in temperature, humidity and pressure occur during the flight, which, if unreliable, can lead to its violation.

Various types of perishable goods during long-term transportation require a special temperature regime, since the safety of this type of goods especially depends on temperature conditions. Therefore, when sending perishable goods, it is necessary to provide written recommendations on the temperature regime during cargo handling.

Perishable cargo is not accepted for carriage if the shipper's instructions indicate the need to comply with specific conditions that cannot be met by the Airline, for example, "Keep at a temperature of -50C".


Each piece of perishable cargo must be labeled with a standard "PERISHABLE" label.

The consignor must mark each package of perishable goods with the name, surname, address and, if possible, telephone number of the consignee.


Changes in temperature which perishable cargo is exposed  - is the difference in ambient temperature during processing at points of departure, destination or intermediate points, as well as the air temperature in the cargo compartments of an aircraft during flight.

Many aircrafts have the ability to regulate the temperature in their cargo compartments, and this should be used if necessary. The use of insulating and cooling materials is also an effective means of keeping perishable goods in good condition. If dry ice is used as a cooling material for the carriage of perishable goods, then all documentation, marking, labeling, loading requirements applicable to dangerous goods must be met

For all questions related to perishable goods, please contact the following phones:

To the transportation organization services of the International Airports of the Republic of Uzbekistan click here

Cargo Transportation Department of «Uzbekistan Airways» JSC:  +998-78 140-20-94.

E-mail: cargo@uzairways.com

Almost all countries have their own laws governing the import and / or export of food and other perishable goods. Some of them provide for very strict medical and quarantine controls. The shipper is responsible for complying with the requirements of such laws.