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First for pharma to southern Africa

[ November 19, 2013   //   ]

Yusen Logistics and Imperial Health Sciences will launch the pharmaceutical industry’s first dedicated, temperature controlled sea freight consolidation service to southern Africa in January 2014.

Claimed to be the first total solution for pharma on this trade lane, the weekly service has been developed in response to demand from pharmaceutical customers for a robust total supply chain service, with handling by GDP trained staff throughout. Solutions for East and West Africa will follow later in 2014.
It offers a door-to-door pallet rate structure for consignments from a single pallet to a dedicated container, and with a complete audit trail for temperature control (15 degreesC/25degreesC) and security.
Collections will be made throughout Europe by YL’s ‘Superhighway’ network and received into YL’s European pharmaceutical hub in Antwerp. Weekly sailings will depart from the Port of Antwerp direct to Cape Town where product will be pre-cleared and offloaded into IHS’ local GDP warehouse. Quality sampling can be performed on request.
Onward transportation is by fully temperature controlled vehicles, with the following options available, either direct to consignee, manufacturer’s warehouse or to IHS’ GDP approved facilities in South Africa for final mile distribution.

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