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Temperature and humidity - two major climatic risk factors affecting the quality of cargoes carried by sea

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  • Surugiu Felicia

    (Constanta Maritime University)

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    Every day, millions of tons of temperature sensitive goods are produced, transported, stored or distributed worldwide. For all these products the control of temperature and consequently the control of humidity is essential, mostly when it is about transportation of the goods by sea. The quality of these products might be changed rapidly when inadequate temperature and relative humidity conditions are not preserved during transport and storage. Temperature variations can occur in warehousing, handling and transportation. Recent studies show temperature-controlled shipments rise above the specified temperature in 30% of trips from the supplier to the distribution centre, and in 15% of trips from the distribution centre to the store. Lower-than required temperatures occur in 19% of trips from supplier to distribution centre and in 36% of trips from the distribution centre to the store (White, 2007). It is the scope of this paper to highlight the impact of air temperature and atmosphere humidity on the quality of goods carried by sea onboard maritime ships

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    Article provided by Constanta Maritime University in its journal Constanta Maritime University Annals, Vol. 18, 2012.

    Volume (Year): 18 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 355-358

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    Handle: RePEc:cmc:annals:v:18:y:2012:i:2:p:355-358
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    1. Anechitoae Constantin & Grigorut Cornel & Voicu Madalina, 2010. "Climatic conditions and their influence on maritime shores," Constanta Maritime University Annals, Constanta Maritime University, vol. 13(1), pages 15-17.
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