Choosing the right transportation mode for your temperature-controlled cargo is essential to ensure that your goods arrive at their destination in optimal condition. At Lindner Logistics, we have years of experience storing and distributing temperature-sensitive cargo. Here are some factors to consider when selecting a transportation mode:



The distance between the origin and destination of your cargo shipment will play a role in determining the transportation mode you choose. For example, if the shipment is going a short distance, such as within a city, then a refrigerated truck or van may be suitable. However, if the shipment is going a long distance, such as across the country, then you may need to consider an air or sea transport.

Type of Cargo

The type of cargo you are shipping will also determine the appropriate mode of transportation. For example, perishable goods may require a refrigerated or frozen transport, while pharmaceutical products may require a temperature-controlled environment to maintain their efficacy. If you are transporting temperature-sensitive cargo, it is also important that they are packaged correctly. For example, cargo may need to be packed with blue-ice packs inside of foam containers (foamtainers).

Time Sensitivity

If your shipment is time-sensitive, then you may need to choose a transportation mode that can deliver your goods quickly. Air transport is typically the fastest mode of transportation for cargo shipments, but it may also be the most expensive.


The cost of transportation is another important factor to consider. You will need to weigh the cost of transportation against the value of your cargo and the potential loss or damage that could occur during transport.


Different modes of transportation are subject to different regulations and requirements. You will need to ensure that your shipment complies with any relevant regulations, such as those related to food safety or pharmaceutical transport.

Environmental Conditions

The environmental conditions of the shipment route will also affect the choice of transportation mode. For example, if your cargo needs to pass through extreme temperature or weather conditions, you may need to consider a mode of transportation that can provide additional protection against these factors.


Ultimately, the choice of transportation mode for your temperature-controlled cargo will depend on a variety of factors specific to your shipment. Consider all of these factors carefully when selecting the right mode of transportation for your cargo. If you would like additional advice regarding the right transportation mode to select for your temperature-sensitive cargo, then please contact us.