CEVA Logistics has opened its temperature-controlled air freight station adjacent to Singapore’s Changi International Airport, with the company hoping to position Singapore as a strategic healthcare logistics hub for the Asia Pacific region. It lies within the Free Trade Zone of the Airport Logistics Park of Singapore, facilitating regional distribution in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region and providing in-transit storage, value-add services and quick turnaround times for connecting to global markets.
CEVA’s growing network of cold stations is in direct service of its Temperature Sensitive Solution, a pharmaceutical logistics offering ensuring that temperature-sensitive shipments across ambient and chilled conditions are maintained in their optimal environments throughout shipment.
The CEVA Logistics temperature-controlled solution required capital investment in specialized air freight facilities around the world, and with the support of its parent company, the CMA CGM Group, CEVA remains committed to operating a network of more than 40 such air freight stations by the end of 2021. Additional stations in Atlanta, Chicago, Frankfurt, Madrid, Budapest and Mumbai are scheduled to open in the coming months. CEVA states that these stations will allow the company to not only service major healthcare gateways in regional markets, like Asia Pacific, but also to supply more than 1,450 healthcare trade lanes globally.
To meet the demands of healthcare and pharmaceutical customers, the new station is composed of two distinct areas dedicated to temperature management of shipments within the ranges of 15 to 25 degrees Celsius and 2 to 8 degrees Celsius. CEVA plans to continue its focus on the spectrum of products requiring a range of 2 to 8 degrees Celsius, including certain COVID-19 vaccines, although the company provides solutions for other products, including vaccines requiring lower temperatures throughout transport.
Additional solutions such as Controlant, an automated control tower workflow tool, and Validaide, a risk assessment tool on lane validations, will also be available for customers to ensure reliability and compliance.
Elaine Low, managing director for Southeast Asia and Pacific, CEVA Logistics stated: “This air hub is now capable of supporting the regional distribution of vaccines and other pharmaceutical supplies that are critically needed in Southeast Asia at the moment. In addition, our healthcare customers will benefit from the range of value-added services, such as dry ice, relabelling and cross-stocking within the free trade zone.”
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