Agility, Cold Box Partner to Innovate for Temp-Sensitive Cargo
Agility to test Cold Box technology for pharmaceutical customers in India
MUMBAI, India – May 3rd, 2018 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has signed an agreement with Cold Box Express to offer innovative shipping solutions for temperature-sensitive cargo.
Cold Box offers an active temperature-control pallet shipper, designed for mixed-load ground transportation. The shipper is a pallet-sized interior compartment with precise temperature control and range, extended hold times, and 24/7 near-real-time tracking and monitoring.
Under the terms of the partnership, Agility will test one Cold Box as part of a pilot to move cargo for pharmaceutical customers in India. The device will be used for LCL reefer shipments, as well as to move pharmaceutical products to difficult-to-reach locations, areas prone to power cuts, and for last-mile delivery.
Agility will be testing the product initially in the Indian market before a formal launch for customers. While the partnership is limited to India at this time, Agility and Cold Box hope to expand the partnership to Southeast Asian, European and Middle Eastern markets.
Satish Lakkaraju, Chief Commercial Officer for Agility India, said, “At Agility, we believe in offering unique, cost-effective solutions that can help customers achieve a more secure cold chain. In the Indian market, where temperatures rise to over 45°C, moving temperature-sensitive cargo can be a challenge. Cold Box’s solution is easy to handle, and perfectly suited to our customers’ needs.”
Cold Box Express CEO Foster McDonald said, “Agility has a track record of being a pioneer in adapting new technologies. We see our product perfectly suited for the Indian and other South Asian markets where temperature variations are extreme and traditional passive solutions fall short. COLD BOX is a young company with a unique solution that can be offered for temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals, consumer foods, and numerous other sensitive and valuable cargo types.”
Agility is one of the largest freight forwarders and logistics providers in India, where it operates from 55 locations and controls 140,000 square meters of warehouse space, covering all major ports, airports and inland locations in the country. In the pharmaceutical sector, Agility helps companies move, store, distribute and manage goods in the highly attractive Indian market and helps Indian companies looking to explore opportunities outside of the country.
Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint and customized capabilities in developed and developing economies alike. Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than $4.6 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility’s core commercial business, Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including e-government customs optimization and consulting, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.
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About COLD BOX EXPRESS, INC
Founded in 2014 in Arab, Alabama, USA, COLD BOX Cold Box Express, Inc. manufactures a revolutionary end-to-end, palletized, and self-powered (battery operated) shipper or Cold Box. Cold Box shippers are an economical, easy to use, and reliable alternative for palletized or lesser volume refrigerated transport. They are an economical and proven technology that is available to keep temperature related shipping excursions as a low risk area.
The system is competitive with, if not superior to, traditional refrigerated transport methods, offering adjustable temperature set points of -10°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C), precise temp control (±1°C), and a built-in heating element to protect payload freezing!