AstraZeneca eyes major shift from air freight to ocean: a ‘more-controlled’ environment for drugs
AstraZeneca (AZ) has said it will be using ocean freight for 70% of its international shipments within the next 12-18 months.
Julian Wann, global category manager, freight and logistics for the drug manufacturer, told the Air Cargo News Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Conference in London there was “still a huge number of excursions” where products go outside the required parameters during transportation.
In the first 10 months of this year, AZ moved 21m kg of product, equivalent to its full-year total for 2014.
Source: The Loadstar