K+N upgrades European pharma fleet with 35 new trailers


Kuehne + Nagel has upgraded its European Pharma Fleet with 35 new trailers for its intermodal KN PharmaChain connection.

The new trailers are fully GxP compliant and offer state-of-the-art technology for temperature controlled transport, including dual temperature, double-deck equipment, Transport Asset Protection Association compliant integrated security locks to be opened remotely with a unique code, integrated control panel, printer for temperature report and GPS control for positioning, temperature, door sensors, coupling and technical status.

Kuehne + Nagel senior vice president overland Europe, Uwe Hott says: “Logistics solutions for the pharma and healthcare industry are among the most important growth drivers for Kuehne + Nagel’s overland and regional business. This investment is part of our commitment to provide comprehensive, GxP compliant transport solutions for the industry, which can be tailored to specific needs.

“The continuous upgrades of our equipment and facilities as well as the ongoing training of our dedicated pharma logistics experts are the centrepieces of our KN PharmaChain overland solutions.”

By enlarging its own dedicated trailer fleet of standardised Schmitz Cargobull Chassis with Thermoking cooling units, Kuehne + Nagel says it will facilitate seamless services for active temperature controlled FTL and LTL shipments across Europe.

The overland pharma fleet is part of the KN PharmaChain network, providing multimodal GxP compliant door-to-door shipping, enhanced visibility and traceability, as well as risk management and integrated warehouse services.