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Food Logistics

Food Logistics Company

Robeck International has emerged as one of the most reliable food logistics companies in South Africa that engage customers worldwide. Robeck ensures that food reaches customers in good condition. We believe access to safe food is the right of every consumer. And so, our team strives to make the food secure by handling and storing it in optimal temperatures and environments.

Food transportation is a growing industry today. For food companies to keep costs low and increase profits, they need to make sure their food is transported and stored properly.

What is Food Logistics?

Food Logistics is the management of how food is packaged, stored, and transported. Additionally, food logistics ensure food safety, since food has to be shipped all over the world. There are a lot of food logistics companies out there. Packaging and transporting food is not as simple as it seems. In order to ensure the safety and quality of the food, a few things need to be considered.

Some key responsibilities of the food logistics services are:


Demand Planning


Safe Packaging


Secure Warehousing


Order Completion


Inventory Management


Local and International Transport of food


Inbound and Outbound Transport of food


Customer Convenience


Customs Clearance

Other industries we serve:

Robeck International is an international logistics firm located in Sandton, South Africa. The company has a global network of agents. With more than 25 years of experience in the logistics industry, we can provide our clients with high-quality shipping services. Regardless of the shipping needs of our clients, we provide them with the best shipping solution.

Are you looking for a Food Logistics Company in Johannesburg?

Food Logistics is a growing industry in today’s world. Food companies need to ensure that their food is transported and stored properly.

Need of Food Transportation Services

The Food Industry is one of the largest industries in the world. Due to the need and continuous supply of food, it is crucial to ensure its safe delivery and correct handling. Many food items that industries export have shorter shelf lives. This means they are prone to damage. Climatic changes and other physical factors can compromise the safety of food during transport.

A trader cannot manage crucial processes like packaging, safe storage, preservation. Food Logistics Services have to keep the originality and safety of food intact. Moreover, they ensure food availability and feasible rotation. In simpler words, they play a key role in food chain management. Traders or manufacturers hire food logistics companies for inbound and outbound transport of food.

Inbound Transport

It is important to deliver high-quality and safe food to industries for further processing. A good and uncompromised raw material is key to food safety. An inbound transport occurs between the industry and the farmers. Logistics companies are required to pick raw food, clean them and store them safely until the industries demand for more. We at Robeck International have an efficient and professional team that selects good quality raw material. Thus, we are equipped with modern technology for the packaging of food.

Outbound Transport

Outbound transport is the delivery of products to consumers from the industry. After the product is ready for distribution, it is picked up by food supply logistics companies and distributed to food retailers. During the process of transport, the food may go bad due to its shelf life and environmental damages. Thus, food supply and logistics companies make sure that the temperature and surroundings are optimum for food safety.

Frozen Food Logistics Company

The frozen Food Industry is rapidly growing due to the demand of consumers. With time people have developed an interest in ready-to-cook food for their convenience. Also, social media and gatherings have a high impact on the taste, and the type of cuisine consumers prefer. Food Logistics manages the delivery of such foods locally and to international retailers.

Our Services for All Types of Foods

We handle all types of food and treat them according to their shelflife. Robeck International is one of the best food logistics companies that has managed to serve both local and international customers. We deal in perishable, semi-perishable, and non-perishable foods.

Handling Perishable Foods

Perishable foods have a smaller life span and are likely to spoil within a few days. They must be kept frozen or highly refrigerated. We have specially designed vehicles with inbuilt refrigeration systems. We have temperature-controlled compartments and multimodal transport. To ensure food safety we store foods like meat, poultry, dairy, ice cream, fruits, and vegetables at the temperatures prescribed by-laws by WHO and FDA.

The temperature ranges for these foods are as below:

  • Meat +4°C
  • Dairy +4°C
  • Seafood +4°C
  • Fruit and vegetables +8°C
  • Pastries, chocolate +16°C
  • Frozen products -25°C
  • Ice-cream -18°C

Handling Semi Perishable Foods

Semi-perishable foods have a shelflife of a few weeks, and thus their storage conditions vary from those of perishable foods. Onions, pumpkins, and some fruits and vegetables may last up to a few weeks. They should be stored in optimum conditions. Here are the temperatures we store such products at:

  • Onions +2°C
  • Pumpkins +10°C
  • Potatoes +4 – +8°C
  • Apple -1 – +4°C
  • Pomegranates +5°C

Handling Non-Perishable Foods

Non-perishable items like cereals, dried fruit, and carbonated drinks have a shelf life longer than a year. Though they can survive room temperature, during their transport needs protection from humidity and biological factors. Biological factors include pests and rodents. Proper and safe handling of non-perishable foods is as important as perishable foods. Robeck International ensures the safety of such foods by protecting storage spaces from environmental damages and fumigation.

Custom Clearance

The food items need to go through customs clearance, not just to benefit the economy but also to ensure the quality of food. Different countries have different rules for the foods that need to be imported and exported. These strict rules often hinder the customs clearance processes. Robeck International takes responsibility for customs clearance and timely delivery of the food.

Our Exclusive Services

  • Quality Control Management
  • Refrigerated Containers
  • Temperature controlled compartments
  • Warehousing
  • Food supply chain management
  • Inspection
  • Secure/non-hazardous environment
  • Biological control
  • Stored at Critical Control Points and Limits
  • Labeling Nutritional Labels
  • Picking, Storing, and Packaging
  • Meeting Consumer Demands
  • Maximum Food Safety and Security
  • Multimodal Transport
  • Air and Sea Transport
  • Feasible Tracking
  • Reasonable Quotes

Contact Us

For more information about our logistics services, contact us.