70% Growth in Specialist Temperature Controlled Pharmaceutical Airfreight Volumes for Yusen Logistics’ European Control Tower

Cold Chain IQ News
Posted: 04/02/2014

Yusen Logistics is seeing major growth in temperature controlled pharmaceutical volumes to and from Japan and Oceania, as well as increased demand for international cross trade products. Volumes for 2013/14 are up 73% on the previous year.

API manufacturers (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) are increasingly looking to Yusen Logistics to provide bespoke airfreight solutions as part of their total supply chains for these extremely valuable and temperature sensitive products.

Maximising availability of stock, whilst minimising risk in the supply chain are the driving factors behind the growing demand for these solutions to highly exacting standards.

Manufacturers run the risk of significant stock write-offs from temperature excursions on airport and in the air. Demand for the highest quality standards, stringent temperature control and robust onward networks has never been higher.

Yusen Logistics is now providing solutions for a number of leading global API manufacturers, ensuring these essential products reach destinations throughout Europe, as well as the US, China, North Africa and Brazil.

David Young,Business Development Manager and Global Airfreight Specialist at Yusen Logistics commented: "We’re seeing major increases in demand for specialist shipments for temperature controlled pharmaceutical products including API’s from areas such as Japan and Oceania."

It’s all about attention to detail throughout the supply chain, refining every step of the process. Yusen Logistics provides specialist, dedicated pharmaceutical warehousing on airport and bespoke thermal protection for pharmaceutical products as part of its solutions. Through this approach Yusen is achieving industry leading quality in terms of temperature range compliance accuracy."

Yusen Logistics’ pharmaceutical offer is based around its Control Tower, offering clients of all scales a single centre to manage their global supply chain flows, together with a full range of customs and fiscal services, linking into Yusen Logistics offices around the world.

Such airfreight movements are managed by the Yusen Logistics air freight teams around the world with coordination from the Healthcare Superhighway Control Tower. A full range of carriers and airports are utilised according to the specific solution requirements of the client.

Our European gateways in Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Heathrow linked to our fully temperature controlled, GDP approved, DC’s in the UK & Belgium provide the perfect platform for cost effective airfreight export and import services.

Yusen Logistics’ European Pharmaceutical Superhighway carried over one million pallets last year and this growth is continuing as more manufacturers buy into its high security services. The service provides cross border, temperature controlled coverage, with flexible GDP compliant solutions, ensuring complete product integrity and legislative compliance.

Cold Chain IQ News
Posted: 04/02/2014

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