Cold chain logistics & storage

Cold Chain Warehousing and Logistics

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Cold chain logistics & storage
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage Retail
Business Model Description

Invest in cold chain logistics systems, including refrigerated warehouse, long haul transportation, distribution center, and last-mile delivery.

There are mainly six modes to provide services: 1) Warehousing services. 2) Long haul transportation services. 3) City delivery services. 4) Comprehensive services that integrate low-temperature warehousing, long-haul transportation, and city deliveries. 5) Traders, mainly wholesalers of agricultural products. 6) Supply chain-driven services.

Expected Impact

Help customers farmers producers and retailers suffer from less loss of agricultural products destroyed due to improper logistics

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
15% - 20% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Short Term (0–5 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
> USD 1 billion
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
Several investment institutions which invested in Qingdao Hiron Commercial Cold Chain Co., Ltd., a cold chain equipment manufacturer, have achieved an IRR of more than 40%.
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12) Zero Hunger (SDG 2)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9) Life on Land (SDG 15)
Sector Sources
IOA Sources
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