CMA CGM starts Reefer Pharma to snatch pills and potions from air cargo
FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM's launch of its new Reefer Pharma division, is making a serious move to snatch market share for ocean freight from air freight, reports London's Loadstar
FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM's launch of its new Reefer Pharma division, is making a serious move to snatch market share for ocean freight from air freight, reports London's Loadstar.
While only 20 per cent of pharmaceuticals go by sea today, Pharma Logistics IQ says that proportion is likely to rise to 75 per cent within the next decade.
CMA CGM clearly wants to be at the vanguard of that growth, an ambition that could be boosted by its recent purchase of CEVA Logistics, says Loadstar.
Its Reefer Pharma division offers features that air freight does: it meets the EU Good Distribution Practice requirements, which regulate the monitoring and distribution chains, and also has ISO quality certification via its CMA Ships subsidiary.
The line also noted that it has transparency and real-time monitoring, temperature control throughout shipping and data analysis. Connected containers enable the monitoring of humidity levels, and containers' technical configurations. It also has 385,000 TEU of reefer boxes and a team of experts on hand 24/7, both ashore and afloat.