AsstrA provides a full range of logistics and transportation services necessary for the international transportation of eggs. The development of the food industry, including agriculture and poultry farming in particular, plays a key role in the food security of any state. Import of hatching eggs provides the industry with necessary stock. Over the past year, the volume of transportation of chicken eggs for incubation has doubled. No less dynamic growth is observed in domestic production. The growing demand for incubated eggs has served as a basis for increasing freight forwarding volumes in this segment. AsstrA helps its customers establish steady crossborder supplies of eggs. Our company organizes freight forwarding services by various modes of transport in Europe, the CIS, the Baltic States, the Balkans, and South-East and Central Asia. Our experienced employees take into account each client's needs and cargo characteristics, create optimal delivery routes and calculate the cost of the transportation of hatching eggs. AsstrA organizes the delivery of any cargo in the agreed time regardless of destination. Thanks to fruitful cooperation with international transport companies, we offer a flexible pricing policy combined with Swiss-quality service levels.
Transportation of incubated eggs is a process that requires expertise from hauliers and transport providers to ensure high performance and consistent compliance with all samitary rules and hygienic requirements. Since parent flocks are often located away from the destination hatchery, it is necessary to ensure the safety of the goods during transport. The main condition for the safety of transported eggs is the maintenance of an optimum temperature regime inside the vehicle. Incubation eggs are highly sensitive to climatic conditions. In the case of a temperature regime violation and/or sudden fluctuation in air temperature, the egg loses its potential and becomes unsuitable for reproduction. The cargo best retains its consumer properties when the temperature in the vehicle is very close to – or the same as – the air temperature in the ovipositor chamber at the parent site. Since maintaining the temperature regime is vital for cargo safety, refrigerated vehicles play a key role in the safe transportation of hatching eggs.
In view of the particular importance of maintaining the optimum temperature, the transport of hatching eggs is carried out exclusively by refrigerated vehicles. However, in this case as well, the risk of sharp temperature fluctuations remains high, especially during loading and unloading operations. During loading and unloading, you should avoid cargo cooling because cold reduces the amount of yolk and protein within the egg and causes the air chamber to increase, thereby increasing the risk of cargo contamination. High temperatures are no less dangerous to the condition and properties of hatchery eggs. If the air inside the vehicle is warmer than on the egg deck, condensation quickly forms and can even lead to fog especially in warm, moist weather. To minimize the harmful effects of humidity and temperature fluctuations, refrigerated vehicles and containers with the ability to maintain a temperature regime are used for the transport of eggs for incubation. AsstrA carefully monitors changes in domestic and international regulations concerning the cargo transportation of food and other products. Delivery is safe, fast, and appropriate for the characteristics of each particular product.
The transportation of eggs for incubation requires specially-adapted equipment for sea, rail, air, and road transport. Each vehicle must be dry and possess an adequate ventilation system. For the safety of hatching eggs in the vehicle, it is necessary to maintain an appropriate temperature. Thermographs – special devices that help monitor air temperature – are used along the entire route. Services for the transportation of chicken eggs by road are in particular demand, as road transport guarantees the fastest delivery. Trucking operations do not depend on the schedule of railway stations or airports, and can use flexible routing to transport goods "door to door." Fast delivery is a necessary component of the proper transportation of hatching eggs, as they are classified as perishable goods that experience negative side effects of long-term storage.
International transportation of incubated eggs by air, by train or sea are less popular, as these modes require transshipment and may experience additional delays during delivery. An important requirement for the safe transportation of eggs is the fastening of cargo on a vehicle. Containers with eggs are fixed in such way as to avoid displacement or slippage during all steps of carriage. Secure fastenings help avoid the loss of cargo. To ensure strong cargo fastenings, the gaskets from damping materials can be laid down. The rules for the transport of fragile cargoes prescribe special labeling for packages. Distinctive marks on boxes and packaging indicate the nature of the goods and may contain spatial reference points and other information that indicates its properties. AsstrA uses not only its own resources but also cooperates with reliable transport partners whose vehicles all have a complete set of technical documentation. Experienced AsstrA specialists select a vehicle specally-adapted for the transport of hatching eggs depending on specific cargo properties and customer needs. If necessary, our employees create multimodal shipping schemes using air, road, sea and rail transport.
AsstrA employees are highly qualified and have many years of experience in the field of cargo transportation in general and in the safe transportation of eggs in particular. Experience and qualifications help us take an individual approach to each order that is appropriate to the specifics of the cargo involved and the wishes of the client. Cooperation with reliable transport service providers allows us to develop and select optimal delivery routes, clearly coordinate all stages of delivery, and transport any cargo in a timely manner. The suite of services AsstrA provides for the transport of eggs for incubation includes:
- Organization and provision of the transportation of incubated eggs by different modes of transport.
- Organization of individual measures to ensure cargo safety during the loading process. To determine the necessary safety measures specialists take into account the requirements and wishes of the customer, the properties of the cargo, the distance to destination, and road conditions.
- Warehousing services and the organization of other partners involved.
- 24/7 cargo safety control during all steps of transportation, as well as loading and unloading operations.
- Comprehensive customs support.
- Consulting on transport, logistics and customs procedures.
- Security screening. Our security service division checks the availability of necessary licenses and registration of carriers and cooperates only with those having been legally providing transportation services for more than 120 working days.
- MARKET KNOWLEDGE
AsstrA employees are qualified to solve each issue related to the transportation of chicken eggs. Thanks to the well-coordinated work of our specialists, each AsstrA client is guaranteed cargo safety, a clear and well-organized delivery system, observance of the established terms of transportation, and fulfillment of all technical and sanitary standards
AsstrA is a member of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA), participation in which provides additional opportunities to minimize the risks of damage and loss of cargo during the transportation of eggs. In addition, AsstrA has an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certificate, which confirms that our company is a reliable and solvent partner complying with safety standards and all legal requirements during transportation.
- COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE
AsstrA is a single, expert source for a full range of services supporting the transportation of chicken eggs: international freight forwarding services, intermodal scheme development, customs and documentation support, insurance, consulting, project logistics, and logistics services. In addition to a global presence in 18 countries, our company has 8 in-house customs agencies allowing us to improve and develop innovative logistics and transport solutions on a continuous basis
- EXPERT PARTNERS
AsstrA organizes the transportation of hatching eggs with reliable suppliers of transportation services. Our transport partners cooperate with us on the basis of long-term contracts which guarantee the achievement of high KPI indicators regardless of market conditions. AsstrA's transport partners have all necessary licenses and permits and carrier liability insurance contracts.
- FINANCIAL SAFEGUARDS
We focus on providing safe, innovative, and efficient egg transportation services that meet the requirements of international law. To confirm our status as a reliable and responsible partner, our company insures its liability with Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Switzerland).
- MARKET KNOWLEDGE
The legal regulation of the transport of eggs for incubation is complicated by the absence of a single international (or national) normative legal act that would contain an exhaustive list of rules for the carriage of this type of cargo. The rules concerning the transportation of eggs are determined case-by-case according to which mode of transport is used and the countries through which the delivery route passes. In each specific case, hauliers refer to the rules for the carriage of goods by road, rail, air or sea transport, international conventions, and technical legal acts. Norms governing process for the safe transportation of eggs are contained in numerous technical regulations, certification rules, and documents establishing sanitary, hygienic and technical standards for the transportation of agricultural products. All of these regulations establish a complex and detailed procedure for the transport of hatching eggs. Before executing transport it is necessary to receive a number of certificates regarding health and animal-breeding, to name a few examples, in order to ensure sanitation and prevent epidemiological threats.
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