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Definition: Reefer

Reefer is a specialised transport with a facility of refrigeration typically used for perishable commodities which require temperature controlled environment.

Apart from perishable goods these reefers are mostly used by pharmaceutical companies for transportation of their medical products which also require temperature control.

Eg: Backend supply chain for perishable items uses reefer ships or trucks for its transportation worldwide saving millions of dollars. India is still in early stages and looses out more than 30% on wastage due to lack of reefer shipping.

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