Va-Q-tec, Worldwide Logistic to set up TempChain Centre in Shanghai
VA-Q-TEC, a temperature-controlled shipping container specialist, has established a partnership with Worldwide Logistics Group to open a TempChain Service Centre in Shanghai, after forming subsidiaries in Japan, South Korea and Singapore
VA-Q-TEC, a temperature-controlled shipping container specialist, has established a partnership with Worldwide Logistics Group to open a TempChain Service Centre in Shanghai, after forming subsidiaries in Japan, South Korea and Singapore.
Va-Q-Tec intends to offer Chinese customers 'a comprehensive portfolio of safe, cost-efficient and green temperature-controlled packaging solutions' and its partnership with Shanghai-based Worldwide Logistics will ensure 'optimum availability and access to the company's container and box rental fleet'.
China's pharma market is believed to be the second largest in the world, after the US. Va-Q-tec said pharma companies are expanding at an above-average rate and the leading global healthcare players are entering the China market as they see it has great potential, reported London's Air Cargo News.
'This means the annual growth rates of the demand for temperature-controlled transportation and storage are the highest in the world - for outbound business and domestic distribution.'
Roland Rappl, who is responsible for va-Q-tec's container rental business said: 'We are very happy to cooperate in China with a multimodal logistics company like Worldwide Logistics. Our partner has long term experience and a great network across the country.
'Our TempChain Service Centre in Shanghai is for us the gate to the entire Chinese market and we have already gained business with leading players in China which rely on our advanced passive door-to-door thermal container solutions.'
According to Mr Rappl, the company's products are not only suitable for pharma and biotech products but also for other temperature-sensitive products such as high-performance glues, components for the semiconductor industry and chemicals.
Henry Pek from Worldwide Logistics explained that his company will receive, inspect, clean, pre-condition, prepare, load and release containers as well as boxes from va-Q-tec at the Shanghai TempChain Service Centre.
'In addition, we will manage the entire transportation management plus Customs formalities. In the future also a direct trade facilitation or an engagement in sales and marketing is possible,' he said.