Freight forwarder Nippon Express France (NE France) has received Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for its air and truck operations at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport.
NE France’s temperature-controlled facilities (total area: 100m2) equipped to maintain 2º-8ºC (refrigerated) and 15º-25ºC (fixed) temperature ranges within its company-owned warehouse will allow it to meet the logistics needs of customers in the pharmaceutical industry by combining temporary storage services using these facilities with Nippon Express’s temperature-controlled international transport services.
“Nippon Express will be further enhancing its services to meet increasingly sophisticated and diverse pharmaceutical logistics needs and bolstering its efforts on behalf of the pharmaceuticals industry, positioned as a priority industry in its current business plan,” the company said in a statement.
It added: “France is home to both world-famous pharmaceutical giants and numerous prominent pharmaceutical research organizations, so it has naturally become a base for the development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products.”
Earlier this year Nippon Express Belgium launched new charter services to meet rising demand and a “chronic shortage of air cargo capacity”.
The company started a weekly charter service between Belgium and the US and another between Belgium and Japan.
The round-trip service between Ostend-Bruges Airport and New York John F. Kennedy Airport was launched earlier this month and is operated by Qatar Cargo utilising its B777-300 ER preighters with the seats removed.
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