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Kuehne + Nagel expands its KN PharmaChain network offering cold chain logistics in San Juan

Kuehne + Nagel, one of the leading global logistics companies, has expanded its KN PharmaChain logistics network with temperature-controlled warehousing space in its San Juan, Puerto Rico, facility. The logistics provider continues to invest in its KN PharmaChain solutions, facilities, systems, and employees, dedicated to the storage and multimodal transport of temperature controlled pharmaceutical products, both domestically and internationally.

“With the new facility, we expand our KN PharmaChain footprint to now over 150 global fully GXP compliant stations”, said Bob Mihok, President and CEO Kuehne + Nagel North America.  “Broadening the scope of our San Juan operation confirms Kuehne + Nagel’s commitment to exceeding the logistics needs of our global healthcare customers, many who have operations in Puerto Rico.” 

The Kuehne + Nagel San Juan facility offers cold storage from 2° to 8° Celsius, dry ice and gel pack capabilities to cool down temperature-controlled shipments in transit, GDP/GXP best storage and distribution practices, 24/7/365 proactive monitoring with active sensors to monitor temperature, voltage and GPS position as well as web-based shipment and temperature visibility via KN Login.

Additional facility features include accreditation as Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP), gated entrance accessed by authorized personnel with badge permits only, 24 unit load device (ULD) charge stations, and an electric generator dedicated for the cool zone area.

Kuehne + Nagel has been in Puerto Rico since 1999 and its operation is just one mile from SJU - Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. The Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, a government agency, describes Puerto Rico as “one of the most important biopharmaceutical manufacturing centers in the world, with more than 50 years of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing and 30-plus years of experience in sterile pharmaceutical manufacturing. In 2015, Puerto Rico accounted for 24 per cent of all pharmaceutical and medicine exports from the United States.”

Industry-specific solutions for pharma and healthcare companies are globally a strategic focus area for the Kuehne + Nagel Group. The portfolio covers integrated logistics services including handling, warehouse management and fulfilment as well as transport and distribution for temperature controlled products worldwide.