Trip & Co was founded in 1890 as a supplier of steel wire, rope and pulley blocks for the shipping industry. These days Trip & Co is a leading name as manufacturer and supplier of (ai) cargo products, like the Air Cargo Seat bag, ETSO C172 tie-down straps, thermal covers, and TSO C203 FCC Fire Containment Covers. For more than 30 years Trip & Co has been producing various air cargo products that are delivered all over the world. Since its establishment, Trip & Co has stood by innovation, quality and long-term relationships with its customers. Thus Trip & Co, in collaboration with KLM, invented the first generation of insulated air cargo covers.
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The transportation of these products is a major challenge. The growing complexity of innovative drugs is reflected in their increasingly diverse and intricate supply chain.
Flowers represent an important and valuable global industry, and generate some of the biggest revenues among fresh commoditis.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) defines a shipment as perishable if its contents will deteriorate over a given period of time if exposed to harsh environmental conditions, such as extreme temperatures or humidity. Examples of perishable foods include seafood, meat, fruits and vegetables.
Being a plastic sheeting supplier to the aviation industry means that we receive more and more often questions about the thickness of our plastic sheeting and (shrink) foils. Airlines and associated ground handling companies are continuously seeking for possibilities to reduce the thickness of their plastic sheeting used for cargo protection. This tendency has resulted in a plastic sheeting thickness decline from 40 to on average 22mu (and in some cases even 18mu!) in recent years.
The aviation industry was heavily hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and also Cargo capacity reduced dramatically. KLM has therefore been operating Cargo in Cabin (CIC) flights carrying medical relief goods / PPE material on seats, using plastic sheeting and straps. Initially, these now over 150 flights were mainly executed by the remaining three KLM Boeing 747 Combi aircraft.