CEVA Logistics has opened a new health care cold chain hub in Miami, Fla., in part to serve the Latin American market.
The supply chain management company said it has opened a Good Distribution Practice-compliant and FDA-approved warehouse for the storage, merge-in-transit and repacking of health care products, including pharmaceutical and cold chain products such as vaccines. The facility has a dedicated area for re-icing pharmaceutical shipments. The facility, which is located in CEVA’s Miami gateway, has a 3,000-square-foot 15 to degrees Celsius (59 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit) temperature-controlled area and a 1,000-square-foot 2 to 8 degrees Celsius (35 to 46 degrees Fahrenheit) cooler. On- and off-site sight gel pack conditioning is available, too, CEVA said.
In addition to serving as a gateway to Latin America, the Miami facility can also function as a backup storage and pick-and-pack facility when Latin American destinations ordinarily served directly from Europe are experiencing constraints.
“The opening of the Miami GDP hub gives CEVA the opportunity to provide even better solutions for our health care customers in general,” said Sandro Knecht, executive vice president, global consumer and retail and health care, in a written statement. “The pick-and-pack facility specifically adds value in cold chain solutions into South America, ensuring complete compliance and product integrity from start to finish.”
Earlier this year, CEVA announced the start of operations at the City of Pharma, its new logistics center for the health care industry in Italy.