Case Study

How Temperature Sensitive Pharmaceuticals Shipped From Toronto To Sydney Despite Typhoon Vincente

Source: Envirotainer

Hong Kong was lashed by Typhoon Vicente, the first level 10 typhoon in 13 years, which brought air traffic at Hong Kong International Airport to a halt. While a delayed flight can be a major inconvenience for passengers, for extremely valuable pharmaceutical shipments that must be kept at a narrow band of controlled temperature, delays can be catastrophic.

The shipment arrangements started in late June when logistics company Kuehne + Nagel contacted Anderson Yeung, Cathay Pacific Cargo Manager Eastern Canada In Toronto, about transporting a huge shipment of pharmaceuticals from Canada to Australia. “When our client asked us to develop uplift options for their product launch into Australia and was looking for an active pharma solution, it was an obvious choice for us to contact Cathay Pacific.