Hot Load

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Refers to a shipment that is time-sensitive and requires expedited transportation.

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What does Hot Load mean?

Hot Load is a term used in the shipping industry to describe a cargo load that is shipped at an elevated temperature. This can occur when shipping temperature-sensitive items such as food products, chemicals, or pharmaceuticals. 


Hot Load shipments require specialized handling and transportation to maintain the required temperature throughout the shipping process. This may involve the use of refrigerated or temperature-controlled shipping containers, as well as careful monitoring and management of the cargo to ensure that it remains at the appropriate temperature. 

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