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Lithuania: LP Express begins pharma logistics services

Lithuania: LP Express begins pharma logistics services

Vilnius, Lithuania: Lithuania Post’s LP Express has started offering a logistics service for pharmaceutical companies, according to Post & Parcel.

A statement from Lithuania Post said: “Using vehicles with installed modern temperature maintenance and control technologies, LP Express couriers can ensure qualitative and meeting the highest requirements and international standards delivery of items containing pharmaceutical products.”

Juozas Buitkus, head of Lithuania Post’s subsidiary Baltic Post, which operates the LP Express, said: “So far pharmaceutical preparations have been transported only by companies operating in the pharmaceutical logistics field, providing special conditions for certain temperature maintenance; however, from now on LP Express couriers can meet the needs of companies producing medicine as well, i.e to guarantee that transported pharmaceuticals are protected from the ambient temperature fluctuations.

“Having modern temperature control and maintenance equipment installed in our vehicles, we can ensure from +2 to +25 degrees Celsius temperature, which is necessary not only to maintain the appropriate transport conditions of medications, but also of other temperature-sensitive products, such as cosmetics.”

:The temperature regime will be guaranteed throughout the entire logistics chain: from the collection and distribution of items, to their delivery.”

About 100 vehicles will be equipped with the temperature-controlled systems and LP Express couriers will be able to transport around 400 tonnes of pharmaceutical preparations a month.