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Yusen Logistics’ Award-Winning Pharma Superhighway Set to Pass 1.25 Million Pallet Milestone in 2015

Yusen Logistics’ European Pharmaceutical Superhighway is contracted to carry over 1.25 million pallets this year, providing both shared and single use solutions to highly complex supply chain requirements for customers ranging from global manufacturers to small biotech companies.

This growth is set to continue as more manufacturers buy into this award-winning high security service, which provides quality, cross border, temperature controlled coverage on a true pan-European basis, with flexible GDP solutions ensuring complete product integrity and legislative compliance.

Carsten Reuter, General Manager Europe Region, Healthcare Business Development at Yusen Logistics explains: “The Pharmaceutical and Healthcare market sectors are key strategic development areas for Yusen Logistics on a global basis, as we continue to develop and refine our services in response to demand from our pharmaceutical customers. Our solutions currently range from the delivery of raw materials (API’s* / Excipients) into the manufacturing process, to the delivery of finished drugs of all classes and equipment, to in-market distributors, hospitals, pharmacies and surgeries.”

The Superhighway operation is based on a strategic network of specialist pharmaceutical hubs that consolidate and cross-dock product for onward delivery throughout Western and Eastern Europe and worldwide. Yusen Logistics’ GDP licensed approved hubs in Belgium and the UK also manage global inbound/outbound shipments by air and sea, enabling optimisation of freight by the most efficient transportation mode. Superhighway movements are managed by the Yusen Logistics Control Tower, which provides aerial views across Europe, whatever the origin or destination, as well as managing inbound / outbound global flows. This enables centralised planning of pan-European transport movements to maximise vehicle utilisation, minimise empty running, reduce pallet costs and achieve environmental benefits, whilst ensuring product integrity.

All vehicles used are temperature controlled (for both ambient and cold chain products), GPS tracked, with remote temperature monitoring and operating to GDP guidelines, ensuring safe transit and delivery of all products. For controlled drugs and narcotics additional security controls are in place to ensure safe delivery, including dedicated solutions for a single pallet upwards where required.

Through the Control Tower, Yusen Logistics offers a single centre to manage global air and sea freight movements together with a full range of Customs and fiscal services, offering efficient solutions to deliveries into and collections from its established pharmaceutical road transportation network.

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