FedEx opens Cold Chain Centre in Memphis

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FedEx Express has opened its FedEx Cold Chain Centre at the FedEx Express World Hub in Memphis, to cater for expected double-digit growth in cold chain logistics to Europe.

The 83,000 square foot facility is designed to protect the integrity of temperature sensitive healthcare shipments and forms an integral part of FedEx’s cold chain network. FedEx Cold Chain Centre includes temperature controlled areas between -25 to -10C, two – to eight C, and 15 to 25C. Other features include separate areas for healthcare shipments, real-time monitoring, an international document agent, palletising, staging, handling and breaking down areas, dry ice replenishment, cross dock station and a cold lock dual door. The facility is Transported Asset Protection Association compliant.

FedEx Express vice president of global trade services, Richard Smith says: “Cold chain logistics is a game changer for the healthcare sector. It enables the movement of even the most sensitive products such as biopharmaceuticals across continents, which would not have been possible just a few years ago.”

“With the FedEx Cold Chain Centre Memphis, we have again raised the bar for solutions that support the shipping needs of healthcare customers around the globe.”

FedEx operates smaller cold chain facilities at Cologne Bonn Airport in Germany and Kansai International Airport in Japan.