On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. Countries have been in lockdown, border controls have been tightened and airlines have had their capacity to ship products reduced.
This global situation has had a large impact on the logistics platforms for all industries, particularly for biopharmaceutical companies. Many companies in this industry rely on a freight forwarder or a specialty logistics company to plan, organise and ship their products.
With the restrictions imposed on logistics companies from COVID-19, how can a biopharmaceutical company ensure it can effectively and safely transport its often life-saving shipments to their end destination?
It is imperative that logistic providers continue to offer expert advice. Lanes and packaging solutions that once proved successful just a few months ago, may not be available in today’s global logistics landscape.
Shipping biopharmaceutical products was already a complex task and with the current global situation only adding to that complexity. It is critical that logistics companies and drug manufacturers know what options they have available to them and how to navigate unforeseen issues that are now more likely to arise.
Globally, patients are counting on us to ensure continued product access and integrity. Despite the disruptions to the supply chain, mission-critical shipments are even more important than ever before.
In our webinar on-demand ‘Managing Risk of Temperature Excursion in Times of Supply Chain Disruption’ we cover the topics above and address some of the most pressing concerns we’ve heard from around the industry, such as:
- How to choose the right thermal container for your important biopharma shipments
- What aspects to consider during times of global disruption
- Practical aspects of choosing the right container and keeping temperatures maintained despite potential disruptions
Our experts, Chris Engel and Kathy Goh, offer their specialist insight into how to assess the packing solutions currently in the market, and offer practical advice on what you will need to consider in the context of COVID-19.
About World Courier
For more than 50 years, World Courier has been at the forefront of innovation in logistics. With world-class supply chain programs, storage of time-and temperature-sensitive products, and partnerships with the leading pharmaceutical industries – World Courier creates healthier futures for patients, while increasing access to healthcare worldwide.