Course Refrigerated Transport Technology | Online edition

Are you curious about the inner workings of refrigerated transport technology? This course might be of interest to you. Our in-depth program delves into the intricacies of temperature-controlled transport, providing valuable insights on optimising climate control and energy efficiency. With a focus on reefer containers and trucks, this course is a must for anyone involved in the logistics chain of temperature-sensitive goods.

By mastering this complex subject, you can extend shelf life, minimise waste, and stay ahead of the competition. Join us today and take the first step towards becoming a refrigerated transport technology expert.

Organised by Wageningen Academy
Duration 4 weeks / 12 hours in total

The information on this page refers to the 2023 edition.

Registration is not open for this course.

You can register for our in-person programme Refrigerated Transport Technology on 10 June 2024 in Wageningen.

You can already show your interest.

Why follow this course?

The aim of this course is to:

  • Learn the basics of refrigerated transport technology.
  • Understand how to apply this technology to control temperature, humidity and gas atmosphere conditions during transportation in an energy efficient way leading to optimisation of the total cold chain.
This course was hard work, the knowledge could be detailed for a person with a more commercial background. But with the support of the experts I learned an awful lot on how we can deliver the cargo in optimal condition.
Ahmed Ragab, Eastern Mediterranean Reefer Specialist, Maersk

Our climate chamber test learnings that are used in this course give you unique insights and learning experience.

This course was really suitable for me. A good impression of the technology related to refrigerated transport.
Cindy Palte, Seafreight Operations, Natures Pride

Is this course for you?

This online course is designed for professionals responsible for and/or interested in reefer transport of temperature-controlled cargoes e.g. fruits, meat, fish, seafood, vegetables, dairy and non-food products e.g. flowers and pharmaceuticals. Both technical and non-engineering educated professionals can join this course.

If you prefer to follow this course in on on-campus setting please look at the website of the On-campus Course Refrigerated Transport Technology.

Programme & topics

Our course offers a mix of live online sessions with experts and other students. As well as self-study materials such as pre-recorded presentations, readings, quizzes, and assignments. Plus, you'll have the chance to interact with others via a discussion forum.

Throughout the program, you'll gain valuable insights into using refrigerated transport to its full potential. Think about the thermodynamic principles of refrigeration systems and advanced conditioning technologies.

During the course 3 live online sessions are scheduled:
- General kick-off with course leaders on Thursday 2 November, from then onwards you have access to all the learning materials. 
- Two Q&A sessions with experts on 16 November and 30 November.

The online live sessions start at 12.00 (CEST / UTC+1). These sessions last up to 90 minutes. The sessions are recorded and can be watched later.

We highly recommend attending all live sessions, including a general kick-off with course leaders and two Q&A sessions with experts.

Practical information

This course costs €675 per person and gives you two months of access to the online course content.

We expect between 15 and 60 participants.

Based on your attendance you will receive a certificate at the end of the programme.

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