FedEx adds cold shipping healthcare option

14 October 2013

FedEx has expanded its temperature controlled packaging (TCP) portfolio to include a new ‘cold shipping’ option that offers “significant benefits” to the healthcare industry.

According to the global shipping company, the patented system, built by NanoCool, achieves a temperature of 4°C in less than five minutes without the use of gel packs or dry ice.

The packaging device can maintain exacting ‘cold ship’ temperature requirements with a special cooling system that evaporates water over time, a process activated simply by pushing a button inside the box.

According to FedEx, the new packaging is “easy to use, reliable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly”.

“The demand for global temperature-controlled shipping is growing quickly and FedEx Healthcare Solutions is growing with it,” says Carlo Novi, managing director of global accounts, FedEx Express Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa.

“With our new cold shipping packaging option, FedEx customers who ship items that require a temperature controlled environment have peace of mind knowing their shipments are being taken care of in the secure FedEx network.”

The new FedEx TCP packaging can be used in combination with the company’s SenseAware technology and FedEx Priority Alert services, and is part of the broad portfolio of FedEx healthcare solutions.

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