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FedEx launches 'One-Stop' Cold Chain Solutions in China

FedEx launches 'One-Stop' Cold Chain Solutions in China

Express transportation company FedEx Express has launched “one-stop” cold chain solutions in mainland China. Outbound FedEx International Priority (IP) Service and domestic Priority Delivery Service in China now offer two packaging solutions – Gel-pack Temperature-Controlled Package and FedEx Cold Shipping Package.

With three temperature ranges of -20-0° Celsius, 2-8° Celsius and 15-25° Celsius, these solutions are aimed at industries that require refrigeration for their shipments, particularly the healthcare industry.

“The roll-out of our one-stop cold chain solutions in China marks a significant milestone in our drive to make these available wherever our customers need them," said Karen Reddington, president, FedEx Express Asia Pacific. As well as the quick, convenient and reliable service they expect from FedEx, they now have the peace of mind of knowing they can entrust their temperature-sensitive shipments to us as well.”

FedEx “one-stop” cold chain solutions are available across mainland China, with “door-to-door” express and monitoring services offered across the FedEx global and domestic networks:

The Gel-pack Temperature-Controlled Package Solution offers a temperature-controlled environment covering three ranges: -20-0°C, 2-8°C and 15-25°C for 72-120 hours in a range of package sizes from 10L to 3,410L.

With the FedEx Cold Shipping Package Solution, no pre-conditioning steps are required, and the package maintains a temperature of 2-8°C for up to 96 hours.

To meet the exacting shipping requirements of FedEx customers, these solutions can be used in combination with FedEx Priority Alert® and the “Temperature Data Logger” device for proactive monitoring and notification of the status of a shipment and the temperature data during transportation.

China Customs statistics show that the export of pharmaceutical products continues to rise, with a year-on-year increase of 3.1% during the first six months of this year.

By some estimates, 25% of all healthcare products are temperature-sensitive, and more than half of the top 50 best-selling drugs will require cold-chain transportation by 2016.

Source: SMB World Asia