Temperature controlled logistics is responsible for the storage, conservation and transport of all cargo sensitive to atmospheric conditions and that need to maintain a certain temperature for proper preservation. This is essential for many pharmaceutical products, since drugs in poor condition can have serious consequences for health and well-being.
Many of the pharmaceutical and biological medicines sold today are extremely sensitive to the conditions in which they are packaged, shipped and stored. Therefore, temperature variations can affect the quality of the delivered product. Temperature controlled logistics helps to improve your distribution process, which must be validated to ensure that there is no negative impact on product safety, efficacy or quality.
Types of temperature controlled logistics
There are different categories in for temperature controlled logistics.
- Refrigerated vehicles. They are conventional vehicles that have thermostatically controlled cargo compartments, which allow maintaining the desired temperature range. In addition, refrigerated vehicles often come in the form of small vans and trucks, which are usually equipped with electronic control systems to maintain the temperature.
- Passive shipping container. They are storage containers that use a combination of insulated and electronic materials to maintain a specific temperature range. While they do not require human or external manipulation to function, they can only maintain a temperature range for a set period of time before they expire, which makes them an effective option for short trips. In addition, these containers are often necessary to mitigate any potential damage to the transported cargo. Therefore they are necessary for road transport.
- Active shipping system. These are similar to passive shipping containers, but have a much greater reach. Active shipping systems are used in airfreight and sea freight transport. They are large thermostatically controlled cargo containers that act effectively. In addition, in airfreight transport, they are usually powered through internal batteries or an external electrical source and maintain energy through large cooling fans and heating mechanisms. Meanwhile, sea freight active shipping systems generally work with the power supply on board ships.
Temperature controlled logistics with Exeltainer
Exeltainer has a wide range of transportation, storage and end-to-end supply chain solutions, which cater for all your temperature specific needs. Our insulated solutions for active transport are designed and qualified under the same requirements than our standard insulated kits. So our customers can be sure about its performance and quality. Additionally, our solutions for refrigerated transport are all qualified with Universal Packout.
If you want to know more about these systems, don’t hesitate to contact us. Exeltainer is made up by a team of highly-skilled professionals with more than 20 years of experience. Our aim is to provide fully customized insulated shipping systems designed to exceed our customer requirements in terms of quality, minimization of the cost of Cold Chain compliance as well as sustainability. We will be delighted to help you with any question you may have.