FedEx keeps cool

By Freddie Pierce
Follow @Staff_SCDeditor FedEx Corp has announced an expansion of its temperature controlled packaging portfolio to include a new ‘cold shipping p...

FedEx Corp has announced an expansion of its temperature controlled packaging portfolio to include a new ‘cold shipping’ packaging option for customers that require a refrigerated environment of 2-8° Celsius up to 96 hours for their shipments. 

The new packaging will be of particular benefit to the healthcare industry, as it is easy to use, reliable, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly.

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 maintains its exacting ‘cold ship’ temperature requirements with a special cooling system that evaporates water over time, a process that is activated by merely pushing the button inside the box.

“The demand for global temperature-controlled shipping is growing quickly and FedEx Healthcare Solutions is growing right along with it,” said Carl Asmus, vice president, Supply Chain Solutions & Market Development, FedEx Services.  “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 in the custodial control of the secure FedEx network.”

FedEx not only delivers a reliable, cost-effective method to transport temperature-sensitive shipments—it provides these services with easy use for customers. The convenient benefits of the system include:

Benefits of the new system include reliable maintenance of a 2-8°C environment for up to 96 hours from activation without gel packs or dry ice, easy-to-use configuration and smaller, lighter packaging.

The packaging, which can also be used in combination with the SenseAwareSM technology and FedEx Priority Alert™ services, is part of the broad portfolio of FedEx healthcare solutions having also recently introduced new features for its FedEx Deep Frozen Shipping Solution and the FedEx Thermal Blanket Solution.

 “The needs of our customers drive us to find new ways to innovate across the business, particularly in the healthcare space,” said Thomas Dale, director, FedEx HealthCare Solutions, FedEx Services.  “When it comes to critical, life-saving inventory, we are dedicated to obtaining the latest in cutting-edge cold chain technology to protect these sensitive goods in transit.  Our customers depend on us to offer solutions that reflect the speed and temperature specifications that are crucial for their industry.”

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