Kuehne + Nagel has expanded its KN PharmaChain logistics network with temperature-controlled warehousing space in its San Juan, Puerto Rico, facility. The logistics provider continues to invest in its KN PharmaChain solutions, facilities, systems, and employees, dedicated to the storage and multimodal transport of temperature controlled pharmaceutical products, both domestically and internationally.
Bob Mihok, President and CEO Kuehne + Nagel North America, said, “Broadening the scope of our San Juan operation confirms Kuehne + Nagel’s commitment to exceeding the logistics needs of our global healthcare customers, many who have operations in Puerto Rico.”
The facility offers cold storage from 2° to 8° Celsius, dry ice and gel pack capabilities to cool down temperature-controlled shipments in transit, GDP/GXP best storage and distribution practices, 24/7/365 proactive monitoring with active sensors to monitor temperature, voltage and GPS position as well as web-based shipment and temperature visibility via KN Login. Additional facility features include accreditation as Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP), gated entrance accessed by authorized personnel with badge permits only, 24 unit load device (ULD) charge stations, and an electric generator dedicated for the cool zone area.
As highlighted in Ti’s Latin America Transport and Logistics 2015 report, the growth of temperature-controlled pharmaceutical logistics is creating unique challenges in the region. International logistics providers have made acquisitions and are investing in infrastructure, technology, warehousing as well as temperature controlled equipment.
Source: Kuehne + Nagel