FedEx launches “One-Stop” cold chain solutions in China

JOC Staff |

HONG KONG, August 11, 2015 – FedEx Express, the world's largest express transportation company, has launched “one-stop” cold chain solutions in mainland China. Outbound FedEx International Priority® (IP) Service and domestic Priority Delivery Service in China now offer two packaging solutions – Gel-pack Temperature-Controlled Package and FedEx® Cold Shipping Package.

With three temperature ranges of -20-0° Celsius, 2-8° Celsius and 15-25° Celsius, these solutions will benefit industries that require refrigeration for their shipments, particularly the healthcare industry.

“FedEx has made a conscious effort to innovate and develop logistics solutions that address the specific needs of different industries, including cold chain solutions for our healthcare customers,” said Karen Reddington, president, FedEx Express Asia Pacific. “The roll-out of our one-stop cold chain solutions in China marks a significant milestone in our drive to make these available wherever our customers need them. As well as the quick, convenient and reliable service they expect from FedEx, they now have the peace of mind of knowing they can entrust their temperature-sensitive shipments to us as well.”

FedEx “one-stop” cold chain solutions are available across mainland China, with “door-to-door” express and monitoring services offered across the FedEx global and domestic networks:

  • Gel-pack Temperature-Controlled Package Solution: Offers a temperature-controlled environment covering three ranges: -20-0°C, 2-8°C and 15-25°C for 72-120 hours in a range of package sizes from 10L to 3,410L.
  • FedEx Cold Shipping Package Solution: No pre-conditioning steps are required, and the package maintains a temperature of 2-8°C for up to 96 hours.

To meet the exacting shipping requirements of FedEx customers, these solutions can be used in combination with FedEx Priority Alert® and the “Temperature Data Logger” device for proactive monitoring and notification of the status of a shipment and the temperature data during transportation.

Transportation is critical to support growth of the healthcare industry. China Customs statistics show that the export of pharmaceutical products continues to rise, with a year-on-year increase of 3.1% during the first six months of this year. By some estimates, 25% of all healthcare products are temperature-sensitive,[1] and more than half of the top 50 best-selling drugs will require cold-chain transportation by 2016.[2] With a combination of transportation and hi-tech solutions, FedEx provides safe and highly efficient logistics support to fulfill specialist requirements and support the development of China’s healthcare industry.

About FedEx Express

FedEx Express is the world's largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date supported by a money-back guarantee[3].