A leading global bioscience logistics specialist company were approached by a pharmaceutical manufacturer client who wanted to ship a full pallet of +2°C to 8°C product from Belgium to Iceland. Their current solution was expensive and the extreme cold temperatures sometimes found in Iceland were giving them difficulties.
Various discussions took place between the logistics provider and Pelican BioThermal. CoolPall™ Flex, CoolPall™ Vertos and the companys Crēdo™ on Demand rental options were considered. CoolPall Flex was deemed too small for the consignment and with the shipment going to Iceland, the client did not want to have to return a rental container, so CoolPall Vertos was selected.
The client considered that standard CoolPall Vertos qualification performed marginally to their winter profile and had concerns that the sub zero conditions in Iceland would potentially lead to a cold excursion.
Pelican BioThermal offered an alternative pack out, removing some of the -18°C coolants and replacing them with +5°C coolants. This was a pack out that the company had trialed previously in their laboratory which had shown good results, so the client was advised accordingly.
Following the change of packout, the consignment was shipped successfully, with no excursions. Both the logistics provider and the client were extremely happy with the performance of the CoolPall Vertos and the experience will give them confidence for future, similar shipments. CoolPall Vertos not only worked extremely well thermally but also gave a significant cost saving over alternative solutions.
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