Ceva Logistics has opened a temperature-controlled airfreight station adjacent to Singapore Changi Airport, within the Free Trade Zone of the Airport Logistics Park of Singapore.
The logistics company said the aim was to facilitate seamless regional distribution in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, “providing in-transit storage, value-add services and quick turnaround times for connecting to global markets”.
Ceva offers its pharmaceutical logistics ‘Temperature Sensitive Solution’ to ensure that temperature-sensitive shipments across ambient and chilled conditions are maintained in their optimal environments throughout shipment.
The company said it was committed to operating a network of more than 40 airfreight stations around the world by the end of 2021. Additional stations in Atlanta, Chicago, Frankfurt, Madrid, Budapest and Mumbai are scheduled to open in the coming months, Ceva added.
The new station in Singapore is composed of two distinct areas dedicated to temperature management of shipments within the ranges of 15 to 25°C and 2 to 8°C.
Additional solutions such as ‘Controlant’, an automated control tower workflow tool, and ‘Validaide’, a risk assessment tool on lane validations, will also be available for customers to ensure reliability and compliance.
“As Ceva’s first airfreight cold chain facility in Singapore, this is a timely investment for healthcare logistics,” said the company’s managing director for Southeast Asia and Pacific Elaine Low. “This air hub is now capable of supporting the regional distribution of vaccines and other pharmaceutical supplies that are critically needed in Southeast Asia at the moment. In addition, our healthcare customers will benefit from the range of value-added services, such as dry ice, relabelling and cross-stocking within the free trade zone.”