cargo-partner stops premium chocolate making a sticky mess


When Austrian chocolate manufacturer Zotter Schokoladen opened its Chocolate Theatre in Shanghai, cargo-partner was on hand to ensure the premium organic produce reached its destination in perfect condition.

cargo-partner has been handling Zotter’s exports since 2014, the year it started operating a “Chocolate Theatre” in Shanghai, China combining a chocolate factory, speciality store, café, cinema and museum offering visitors a range of interactive experiences.

To securing move its produce, Zotter needed an experienced logistics provider, and cargo-partner created a door-to-airport solution, including pick-up of the gourmet chocolates in Austria and air transport to China.

To ensure the exclusive delicacies retain their quality and taste all the way to their destination, Zotter’s products are transported in temperature controlled containers at 25C.

Transport is challenging in the summer when temperatures in both Austria and China can rise well above 30C.

As soon as the goods arrive at the airport, cargo-partner immediately moves them to the warehouse to maintain an unbroken cold chain.

Zotter Shanghai admin manager, Alex Shen says: “cargo-partner provides a fast and cost-efficient solution for our imports to China. Careful handling, strict schedules and temperature control throughout the entire transport ensure that our exclusive chocolates retain their quality all the way to their destination.”

cargo-partner transports around 15 tonnes of chocolate for Zotter Shanghai per year, with the handmade and organic produce using cargo-partner’s Priority service.