By: Vishal Anand Rajendran --
31 March, 2014
Presently, pharmaceutical companies in India prefer Air freight for the distribution of pharmaceutical products that includes various vaccines, blood samples and life-saving drugs across the country.
Even though air freight provides quick and secure transportation it is usually associated with expensive shipping costs.
Also the requirement of transit airports to have mandatory cold-storage facilities and extensive drug control procedures makes air freighting challenging for pharma products. However, with the emergence of new packaging technologies for cold-chain products, Road freight is emerging as a viable alternative to airfreight. This whitepaper would discuss the possibilities in preferring road freight solutions for frozen or temperature sensitive pharma goods over air freight and the cost benefits associated.