Kuehne + Nagel introduces real-time temperature control in airfreight
As part of its KN PharmaChain product, Kuehne + Nagel has introduced newly developed active wireless sensors which record and transmit the temperature of pharmaceutical airfreight shipments along the entire supply chain.
The use of active wireless sensors is a major achievement in the segment of seamless airfreight cold chains for pharmaceutical products.
Generally, security rules prohibit the active use of mobile sensors during air transport. However, together with a number of airline partners, Kuehne + Nagel thoroughly tested low-emission devices which can stay active during the flight so that the temperature is being constantly measured and reported practically in real-time.
Kuehne + Nagel are the first logistics company to provide this service to customers from the pharmaceutical and health care industry. In order to guarantee seamless temperature visibility from pick-up to delivery of the cargo, warehouses and logistics facilities both of Kuehne + Nagel and its airline partners will be equipped with transmitting technology. The same applies to pre-and-on-carriage vehicles. The service is part of a comprehensive package of new tailor-made airfreight offerings to the pharmaceutical industry. Full transparency is provided to customers as the temperature indications can be viewed directly inside the KN Login online tool.
Posted on May 29, 2012
by Edwin Kalischnig filed under