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Category: Blog

A Week in the Life at Minus 1: Embracing the Degree Of Difference

At Minus 1, we’re more than just a team; we’re a family that thrives on innovation, customer focus, and a unique culture. This week, we’re taking a look at life at Minus 1 through the eyes of our newest team member, Robert McGhie, our Network Optimisation Manager. A Warm Welcome and a Strong Start Robert’s …

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12 March 2024

Why Getting Temperature Right is Non-Negotiable

When you’re transporting frozen goods across the country there is one thing you can’t afford to mess up: temperature control. It’s not just about keeping your goods cool; it’s about understanding the science and the stakes. At Minus 1, we transport frozen goods all over the country with precision and care because we understand that …

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30 January 2024

Tech in Australian Refrigerated Transport: What’s on trend for 2024?

Author: Bill Barba, MD of Minus 1 The refrigerated transport industry in Australia is changing, and it’s changing fast. We’re looking at a market that’s expected to hit USD 6.03 billion by 2028 (Mordor Intelligence). But what’s driving this growth? It’s technology, and it’s reshaping our industry in ways we’ve never seen before. Let’s break …

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30 January 2024

Navigating Compliance and Safety in Australian Refrigerated Transport

Compliance and safety isn’t just part of the job; they’re what keep us in business. With the industry evolving rapidly, understanding and adhering to these standards is crucial. Let’s dive into the key aspects of compliance and safety in our industry and how Minus 1 is leading the way. The Essence of Compliance in Refrigerated …

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30 January 2024

How Does Cold Storage Work?

The primary purpose of a cold storage facility is to store short-lived, temperature-sensitive items, such as food and medicines. These items are highly likely to spoil under normal conditions, so they require storage with specific temperatures. Fresh produce like fruit and vegetables or fish and meat usually demand optimum temperature and a fresh environment, traditionally …

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10 March 2022

Why Refrigerated Transport Is More Customisable Than Other Transportation Services

Refrigerated transport is the perfect way to transport specific cargoes that have special needs for controlled temperatures. At Minus 1, we place the goods within our extensive fleet featuring a built-in refrigeration system. This way, we can maintain the required cool or freezing temperature even while the goods are transported.

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10 March 2022

Why Chocolate Transport is So Challenging

Australians love their chocolate. Over half the population are chocolate buyers, but did you ever wonder how all that chocolate gets from the factory to our local stores? Transporting food, in general, is a delicate business. Any changes in temperature or too much stress and vibration along the way can permanently damage it and make …

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1 March 2022

What You Should Know About Interstate Refrigerated Transport

Here at Minus 1, we have been in the transport industry for over 30 years, and in that time, we have come to learn just about everything there is to know on interstate refrigerated transport. Below is some basic information about how interstate transport and distribution works, so that you know when you work with …

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1 March 2022

Safety and Technology: How are These Implemented in Shipping Refrigerated Freight?

Shipping refrigerated goods has been practised for many years now. Given how connected the entire world has become, however, the industry has continued to develop rapid improvements in techniques and technologies to ensure the safe delivery of temperature-sensitive goods from suppliers to consumers. But that doesn’t mean things couldn’t be better, right? When it comes …

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14 January 2022

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Trucking Company for Your Freight

Countless modern businesses rely on prompt, affordable and reliable delivery services every day. From raw materials to finished products, freight transport is an integral part of the supply chain, which is why choosing the right trucking company is a decision that shouldn’t be made lightly. Here are five questions you should ask yourself before deciding: …

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14 January 2022