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Hamburg Süd upgrading reefer fleet

Reefer equipment to meet guidelines for transporting pharmaceutical products from July

Hamburg Süd will meet strict Good Distribution Practice (GDP) guidelines for transporting pharmaceutical products in terms of calibration processes from July, a press release said Wednesday (June 21, 2017). Under the guidelines for GDP, specified by the World Health Organization and the European Commission, temperature-regulating sensors of reefer machinery monitor each other automatically, and calibration must occur and be documented at regular intervals.

New software, developed by the container manufacturer Carrier, allows Hamburg Süd to upgrade its reefer container fleet at short notice and on demand as part of the customary pre-trip inspection (PTI).

Pharmaceutical team developing transport solutions

Frank Smet, Member of the Executive Board of Hamburg Süd, noted: “Hamburg Süd is one of the leading reefer container carriers worldwide. With our new offering, we can respond even better to the complex requirements of our customers and provide a high-grade and significantly cheaper alternative to airfreight. At the same time, we are positioning ourselves in a strategically important growth market.”

Growth in the global population and the increasing number of elderly people is boosting worldwide demand for medicines and triggering higher shipment volumes. An in-house pharmaceutical team at Hamburg Süd is presently developing special transport solutions for the high quality requirements of pharmaceutical cargo.

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