Saturday, July 13, 2024

UPS upgrades healthcare warehouse network

UPS is upgrading its healthcare warehouse network by adding over 1.3 million square feet to space in key US markets. The US healthcare warehouse and distribution space will total four million square foot by 2020, with the largest upgrades including a new 450,000 square foot facility near the healthcare campus at UPS’s Worldport air hub […]

GEFCO opens first dedicated UK warehouse for life sciences and healthcare cargo

GEFCO Group has opened its first dedicated temperature-controlled warehouse for the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector in the UK near London Heathrow. The 15,000 sq ft facility reinforces and expands GEFCO’s freight forwarding business line offering in the Life Science and Healthcare sector. It has been designed to meet the highest standards in the forwarding […]

DHL strengthens LATAM life science and healthcare capabilities

DHL Supply Chain – part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group – is to acquire control of the Brazilian road carrier Polar Transportes. The transport service provider for the life sciences and healthcare industry is a specialist in temperature-controlled transportation and has been working as a service provider for DHL for over 15 years and runs […]

Kuehne + Nagel makes pharma acquisitions

Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has acquired two specialised pharma logistics companies as it continues its drive to focus on providing GxP compliant end-to-end solutions to pharma and healthcare customers. In Turkey K+N has entered into an agreement to acquire Zet Farma, which manages 56,000 square metres at four pharma grade warehouses in the metropolitan area of Istanbul. This transaction […]

Collaboration the key to a better supply chain

Investments in facilities, staff training, dollies and other areas  to meet the demand of the cool chain are certainly one of the main trends in the supply chain, as businesses look to take advantage of the opportunities on offer, especially in pharmaceuticals and healthcare. The 4th Cool Chain Association (CCA) Pharma & Bioscience Conference takes […]

IAG Cargo signs rental container agreement with Va-Q-tec

IAG Cargo has signed a global rental container agreement with Va-Q-tec – to use for the transportation of temperature sensitive cargo products. IAG says it allows customers to utilise Va-Q-tainers to move their cargo in a “safe and cost efficient way”. The Va-Q-tainers deployed will provide temperature controlled solutions for six temperature ranges ranging from -70 degrees Celsius to +25 degrees […]

More transparency and collaboration needed in the cool chain

Pertinent issues in the cool chain sector came under the spotlight at the Cool Chain Association’s (CCA) 4th Pharma and Biosciences Conference in Dubai from 19-20 September. Delegates at the JW Marriott Marquis heard from a range of speakers during the two-day event with much debate focusing on the need for transparency and collaboration in […]

Charter flight takes medical products to war-torn Libya

Cargo Movers, an X2 Cold Chain member, has arranged a payload of medical products to war-ravaged Libya and carried out the ground handling. The full charter of Fresenius medicals were flown to Mitiga Airport in Tripoli, and it included 217 pallets of medicine, medicals and related materials. The total weight was 90.833 kilo grammes. Cargo Movers key account […]

Yusen Logistics Indonesia gains GDP certification

Yusen Logistics Indonesia has been awarded the highest standard of quality certification for pharmaceuticals transportation – Good Distribution Practices (GDP) certification. The company is the first logistics business in Indonesia to acquire the industry standard of quality for the storage and transport of medical and pharma products. Yusen Logistics Indonesia says with demand for advanced quality rising, it invested […]