Japanese forwarder Nippon Express is looking to offer top-notch pharma cargo service with the launch of its own fixed-temperature storage at its facility in Kansai International Airport (KIX).
The new storage, with floor area at over 500 (568.96 m2) square metres, will start operations on July 26, and will cater to 15°C to 25°C temperature range and 2°C to 8°C for pharma and 5°C (refrigerated) and -20°C (frozen) for general cold storage area.
This will add more capacity at the air hub to handle pharma shipments and other products requiring fixed-temperature storage, particularly as Japan is administering over a million vaccine doses each day, according to the latest data.
The airport currently has existing temperature-controlled storage for pharma products, and other storage facilities established by ground handling companies and logistics operators.
Nippon Express is in the process of getting its CEIV Pharma certification for the new storage as part of the growing KIX Pharma Community, the companies noted.