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Green pharma solution for Greece

[ February 2, 2012   //   ]

Pharmaceutical Group Roche has awarded logistics contracts for Greece to Kuehne + Nagel to jointly develop an environment-friendly logistics solution to reduce CO2 emissions.

Kuehne + Nagel transports temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products for Roche which have to be kept within clearly defined temperature ranges, usually by air. For its business in Greece, however, the pharma company sought a more environmentally-friendly alternative. ‘KN PharmaChain’ is a Europe-wide overland transport service for pharmaceutical product using refrigerated trailers which permit exact temperature control and efficient double-stack loading.

Kuehne + Nagel has also signed an agreement to take over the specialised Australian freight forwarder Link Logistics International. Established in 1998, Link Logistics is a privately owned freight forwarder with headquarters in Melbourne and facilities in Sydney and Tasmania specialising in cold chain management. It offers services for the supply of perishable goods to hospitality and consumer markets, mainly in Asia and the Middle East.