Climate change puts the heat on pharma shipments

Aramex UK is urging companies exporting pharmaceuticals overseas to be mindful about shipping to warmer climates. Temperature fluctuations due to improperly configured refrigerated containers, unforeseen delays or other issues can lead to product damage or loss, costing potentially millions of pounds. Failures in temperature-controlled logistics could cost the global pharma industry around $35 billion per year, it says. Middle East-based Aramex says that demand for temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals has surged in recent years, ... [+]

Aramex trucks beat Red Sea blockade

Aramex is operating sea/road services using its own trucks to beat the blockade on shipping through the Red Sea. The forwarder is running trucks from Asia via Dubai, and Dammam, Saudi Arabia to connect with shipping services and from Europe to Port Said, Egypt, avoiding transiting Iraq and Iran due to ... [+]

Just three words says it all

Just three words says it all Middle-east headquartered logistics company Aramex says it has carried out a study in of three-word addresses provided by what3words. It found that, over 100 deliveries, the three-word addresses were 42% faster and reduced the total distance travelled by delivery drivers by 22%. What3words is a global ... [+]

Ethiopian expansion for Aramex

Aramex has signed a master franchise agreement with Ethiopia’s Logix Express, its 23rd African country. Aramex Ethiopia will open five more outlets in Addis Ababa by August 2017, increasing its total in the city to ten. Outside the capital, where the company currently operates in Dire Dawa and Hawassa it ... [+]

Aramex signs medical deal

Aramex has signed a partnership with Dubai-based NewBridge Pharmaceuticals to provide logistics services in the Middle East, Africa, Canada and the UK. The logistics company is managing the logistics of  patient samples from clinics for advanced clinical testing along with temperature controlled storage and transportation of medication from distribution hubs ... [+]

Aramex buys NZ’s Fastway

Middle East owned logistics company Aramex has bought New Zealnd-based Fastway Couriers. The deal is Aramex’s second acquisition in the Asia-Pacific region to date and is a 100% buyout of the company’s business in New Zealand and Australia for NZD $125 million. Established in New Zealand in 1983, Fastway Couriers' ... [+]

Aramex buys South Africa’s PostNet

Middle East-owned logistics and transport firm Aramex has acquired the master franchise for the PostNet brand in South Africa for US$16.5 million from OneLogix Group. PostNet is the country’s largest privately-owned counter network in the document and parcel industry. PostNet services include courier, copy, digital print, stationery, mailboxes and more ... [+]

Egypt still open for business, says Aramex

Logistics provider Aramex will restate its commitment to the Egyptian market with the opening of a new 14,000sq m warehouse in the 6th of October City industrial complex near Cairo, in August 2014. It will bring Aramex Egypt’s cumulative warehousing capacity to 106,000sq m with the option to expand to ... [+]

Aramex locks up North Africa deal

Logistics and transport specialist Aramex has signed a joint venture with InPost to provide automated parcel lockers across the Middle East and Africa. A network will be set up in all major cities and towns to support the rapidly growing e-commerce industry. Online retailers will be able to send goods ... [+]

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