CEVA Logistics has announced a new sub-brand, CEVA FORPATIENTS, to support patients through the company’s range of healthcare logistics services. CEVA FORPATIENTS offers healthcare and pharmaceutical companies end-to-end logistics solutions that aim to place the patient at the center of the supply chain. As part of the suite of solutions, the company is also introducing a new temperature-sensitive logistics product that will begin service in the second quarter of 2021.
The CEVA FORPATIENTS suite of healthcare logistics encompasses temperature-sensitive solutions, pharma and biopharma, medical devices, consumer health, hospital and home care, as well as diagnostic and laboratory services. The company is also launching an advertising and social media campaign to show how logistics solutions support common medical procedures and healthcare needs.
The CEVA Logistics’ solution requires investment in temperature-controlled facilities globally. With the support of its parent company, the CMA CGM Group, a world provider of shipping and logistics, CEVA has committed to operating a network of more than 40 such airfreight stations by the end of 2021. Some of the stations will also offer other services, such as contract logistics support.
Additionally, CEVA will provide visibility and monitoring solutions for real-time decisions through embedded location and temperature IoT devices. Information will flow into the company’s Matrix supply chain management tool, as well as its global control tower technology for 24/7 shipment monitoring. With vaccine and medicine transport growing globally, CEVA will focus its efforts on the 2- to 8-degree Celsius spectrum of products, including certain COVID-19 vaccines, though the company is capable of supporting customers with products, including vaccines, requiring lower temperatures throughout transport.
“Our customers supply the vaccines, medical devices, medication and other support products on which patients around the world depend. For example, diabetic patients should not have to worry about supply chain reliability for their insulin,” said Niels Van Namen, executive vice president of CEVA’s Global Healthcare Sector. “At CEVA, we’re expanding our temperature-sensitive solutions to ensure that, no matter the logistics challenges faced, patients’ needs are met. Behind every shipment, we see a patient.”
About CEVA Logistics
CEVA Logistics, a world leader in third-party logistics, provides and operates transportation and supply-chain solutions for large- or medium-size national and global companies. CEVA Logistics offers a broad range of services in both Contract Logistics and Freight Management thanks to its approximately 78,000 employees and 1,000 facilities in more than 160 countries. CEVA Logistics’ experienced specialists focus on seamlessly designing end-to-end customized solutions to meet the complex and rapidly evolving supply chain needs, whatever the business sector. CEVA Logistics is part of the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics.
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