Yusen Logistics and va-Q-tec have opened a va-Q-tec Network Station in Mumbai, which they says allow customers reliable temperature-controlled pharmaceutical shipments to and from India.
Since October this year, va-Q-tec customers have been able to return containers to the local station, as well as receive preconditioned, ready to load and go va-Q-tainer containers from local service partner Yusen Logistics.
The facility has been qualified by va-Q-tec’s Quality Assurance Department and local operators have been trained and certified for container release, receipt, quality-check and pre-conditioning processes by the Global va-Q-tec Network Station manager.
Both va-Q-tec and Yusen Logistics say they see great potential in this expansion and services are also set to start soon in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and at other stations in India.
Yusen Logistics senior general manager, Siddarth Kasturia says: “Yusen Logistics Globally has embarked on an objective to provide superlative service to the healthcare industry worldwide. Healthcare is one of our chosen industry verticals wherein, we as a company, are investing our efforts into.
“Knowing that India is poised to be the ‘Pharma Factory of the world’ in the next 5–10 years, Yusen Logistics India is very happy to engage with va-Q-tec as an approved Network Station (At Mumbai).
“We, at Yusen Logistics India, are excited to bring this state of the art, patented and green technology, at an economical cost, into India, which will strongly support the temperature controlled international transportation for the Indian healthcare industry.
“Our Healthcare customers will now have a world class technology at their hands to transport their temperature controlled shipments and also contribute to the green world.”
va-Q-tec managing director, Dominic Hyde says the firm is delighted to further grow its partnership with Yusen Logistics as a Network Station service provider.
Hyde explains: “The newly opened Network Station in Mumbai enables our customers to remove the containers from the airport and transport them freely within India ensuring an unbroken cool chain for the entire duration of the shipment from origin to destination.
“We at va-Q-tec are convinced that an unbroken cool chain together with a high-performing packaging solution such as the va-Q-tainer are key to ensure the deviation free transportation of high-value pharmaceutical products.”