AstraZeneca leads the charge as pharma shippers switch from air to ocean
This article discusses the shift to ocean freight reefer containers by Astra Zeneca for quality, and environmental reasons, for shipments that are not time sensitive.
“AstraZeneca now sees ocean freight as the mode of choice, but also understands that air freight will still be absolutely necessary within the supply chain,” said Julian Wann, AstraZeneca’s global category leader for freight and logistics.
AstraZeneca currently moves 55% of its global freight by ocean, a shift from the 90% by air five years ago. Mr Wann said ongoing work to transform the company’s supply chain meant more rigorous processes had been in place to ensure cargo integrity, and that additional modes were now being considered.
Source: The Loadstar