PPECB COLD CHAIN SERVICES
PPECB- INTRODUCTION • Since it’s inception in 1926, PPECB participated and assisted Exporters – to ensure that perishable products are handled, stored and transported at specified/optimum temperatures. • It is PPECB’s duty therefore to assist and create world-wide confidence in South African perishable products, through certification of good practices.
standards & requirements per product per destination cold treatment management steri program per country checklist and compliance criteria per specific mode of cooling equipment: certification rrmt, vessels, containers, etc ppecb act 9 of 1983 handling protocols & procedures per specific product range temperature: management En-route management bop & risk management operational compliance documents PPECB act 9 of 1983 temp certificate /letter
PPECB – COLD CHAIN ROLES • We must promote consistency and ensure that optimum procedures, handling and stowage techniques are applied in suitable transport equipment. • PPECB Services play a pivotal role, in order to ensure that all products are carried at optimum conditions. • Risk management, not only for exporters and producers, but also for Vessel’s crew, is part of our daily duties.
COLD CHAIN SERVICES – OPERATIONAL • ACTIVITY POINTS • All Ports + Maputo (East London?) • 531 Points • Inland + combination with inspection points • PPECB - yearly comparisons: • 2005/6 vs.2006/7 vs.2007/8 • 814,656 Conventional 619,798 Conventional 603,128 • (Pallets) • vs. vs. • 57,840 Containers 65,776 Containers 66,169 • (95% High Cube)
Function: Preventative action/Risk management - Loading at Cold Stores Wrong settings Problem load Progressive factors, i.e. taint
Function: Preventative action/Risk management - Container Depots / Container Inspection Taint Oxidation Faulty panels
Function: Preventative action/Risk management - Container Terminal checks/audit Wrong settings Faulty alarms No power/GP stack
Function: Preventative action/Risk management - Reefer Vessel survey Glass Taint Faulty recording equipment
CHANGING PATTERNS IN OUR MARKETS • Containers vs. Conventional Reefers • Container exports are growing = 73% / 27% split • Dec 96% • Cit 60% • Move back to Reefer & Ambient trains • Specialized shipments = 16 Countries. (JAP/USA) • Lack of newly build conventional reefer vessels (14% scrapping ratio) • Bigger container vessels – specific requirements • Port development – in order to handle bigger volumes - • Maputo to become a special shipment shipping port • Regulated > deregulated environment > now • into a food safety era