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arviem Operations - a Look behind the Scenes

It’s all about logistics! But most of us do not even notice its existence. These days we can buy nearly every product in the world online and receive it at home within a few days. Millions of goods are packed, collected, stored, transported, transshipped and delivered daily. Many of these shipments do need special care because their contents are.. perishable fragile dangerous time-critical of high value critical in terms of humidity or shock That is where arviem’s Cargo Monitoring Services come into play. But for once I do not want to talk about the needs or the benefits our system is providing to our customers. This time I would like to introduce you to arviem’s Operations and I would like to let you take a short look behind the scenes. Arviem Operations takes care of the daily business. The team ensures safe and on time deliveries and does the entire backend setup. Our Operations team works globally and deals with different cultures, and management levels as well as with

Moisture and Condensation as a Challenge for Cargo in Transit

One of the main problems our clients from all different industries encounter in terms of damage of cargo in transit is the moisture and condensation – especially on those shipments with long transit time. It is common practice to use moisture absorbing ‘desiccant’ bags in order to minimize the risk – but once saturated, they serve no further purpose. Also the risk is rather the condensation, which will happen depending on the dew point. Desiccant bags may marginally reduce the dew-point-threshold, but they can’t eliminate the risk of condensation. The Relative humidity of an average shipment can easily vary between 40% and 90%. However, the up and down of the relative humidity is not always relevant and most likely will not affect the cargo as the container is a closed ecosystem. Assuming a temperature of 11.5 °C with a relative humidity of 91% inside the container would lead to a dew point of 10.1 °C. Desiccant bags may reduce the relative humidity inside the container to 89% or