Swiss freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel Group said Tuesday it's introducing a new product for the pharmaceutical and health care industry.
KN PharmaChain will give shippers door-to-door temperature control, a 24-hour alert system, and optional wireless temperature measuring.
“KN PharmaChain is Kuehne + Nagel’s response to the pharmaceutical industry’s requirements for effective and proper air freight transportation solutions,” the company said. “If not correctly handled and transported, pharmaceuticals efficacy may be compromised or rendered completely ineffective, resulting in serious and costly consequences, in particular in case of high-value, mission-critical and temperature-sensitive products.”
K+N said the product will be offered at four different service levels, depending on the grade of specific temperature-control requirements and special handling demands of each shipment.
Temperature visibility can be provided through the use of wireless sensors that record and transmit the shipment temperature throughout the entire transport chain, the company said. Logistics facilities used for the service are equipped with wireless transmitting technology and customers can view temperature indications directly from K+N’s online tracking and tracing tool.
The company said a “care team” will also be assigned to each shipment from locations in Europe and the Americas, with the team notified immediately of any disruption in the supply chain.