UPS expands cold-chain shipping solutions with new packaging lines

9 February 2015 (Last Updated February 9th, 2015 18:30)

UPS has expanded its UPS temperature true packaging service, with the launch of four new specially designed packaging lines.

UPS has expanded its temperature true packaging service, with the launch of four new specially designed packaging lines.

The new cold-chain packaging lines have been designed to meet customers' budget and risk-mitigation requirements. They were engineered, tested, and pre-qualified by the manufacturer for use in UPS's domestic network in the US.

The UPS temperature true portfolio offers temperature-sensitive storage and transportation solutions, consultative expertise, and services, ranging from controlled room temperature to cryogenic. These services are designed for companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and life sciences industries.

UPS Global strategy, healthcare logistics vice-president John Menna said: "UPS temperature true packaging is a perfect example of UPS responding to growing demand by healthcare companies.

"UPS temperature true packaging is a perfect example of UPS responding to growing demand by healthcare companies."

"Healthcare customers benefit from more expertise and options created to minimise costs and maximise efficiency when time and temperature control is the highest priority."

UPS temperature true packaging follows launches of UPS temperature true cryo and three new UPS temperature true freight service levels that allow for different time-in-transit and control options for bulk shipments.

The UPS temperature true plus provides direct air freight routing on qualified pharma carriers for both active and passive shipments. Meanwhile UPS temperature true standard offers direct air freight service on preferred carriers for passively packaged products, with 24/7 monitoring.

UPS temperature true saver is suitable for shipping high volume generics, over-the-counter (OTC), and low risk / lesser value pharmaceuticals. It uses active refrigerated containers to move shipments cost-effectively between continents via full container load (FCL) ocean freight service.