• Increasing costs, lack of consistency cause pharmaceutical airfreight losses There’s been a shift in the last several years of pharmaceutical shipping methods. The industry has been moving from air cargo to ocean containers, with the greatest cause pointing to transportation costs. Pharmaceuticals have historically been transported via airfreight due to the sensitive nature of the product, temperature regulation, and time-sensitivity issues, according to Pharmaceutical […] Fwd News 0 Comments October 31, 2018
  • Reefer revival picking up steam The world’s increasing demand for fresh food, especially from Asia’s growing middle class, is driving the revival of cold chain management. The world’s hunger for bananas, meat, and fish are central to this growth; along with other temperature-controlled products such as pharmaceuticals and electronics. Fresh foods are transported year-round, to satiate the appetites of Asia’s […] Fwd News 0 Comments October 17, 2018
  • New reefers broaden opportunities for China-Europe rail According to the Chinese government, the New Silk Road is set to reinvigorate the seamless flow of capital, goods and services between Asia and the rest of the world. For the rail freight industry, this reinvigoration has been very tangible. The New Silk Road is a productive and appealing logistics proposition, but it comes with […] Fwd News 0 Comments October 4, 2018
  • Air and ocean carriers diving into growing seafood sector Seafood is a big revenue earner for airlines and container lines, leading to such innovations as the design of specialist boxes to carry live lobsters, and it’s set to get a whole lot bigger. “Fish and fishery products are among the world’s most traded food commodities, and trade in the fisheries and aquaculture sector operates […] Fwd News 0 Comments May 10, 2018
  • New technology harnessing kinetic energy comes closer A revolutionary modular technology that allows the benefits of kinetic energy to be fully harnessed when standard container carriers are deployed on rail wagons has moved a step closer. The idea of using the kinetic energy of wheel sets is not new. With the conversion of gas lighting in passenger cars to electric incandescent lighting, […] Fwd News 0 Comments October 19, 2017
  • Robust reefer sector set to continue its inexorable rise The ocean reefer trade is forecast to continue its growth in 2017, following an increase of 3.3 million tonnes in 2016, according to Drewry. The latest report into the reefer sector included pharmaceuticals, cut flowers and confectionery in its analysis and estimated that reefer cargo volumes will exceed 134 million tonnes by 2021, an average […] Fwd News 0 Comments October 4, 2017
  • Personalised medicine flying high The rise of “personalised” or “precision” medicine is revolutionising the way doctors and pharmaceutical companies approach disease; and airfreight plays a crucial role in the transport of such medicine. The right drug for the right patient at the right time is medicine’s new mantra. Medical treatments are gradually shifting from a “one size fits all” […] Fwd News 0 Comments March 8, 2017