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Contributor: Kyodo News JBN
Friday, September 04 2020 - 15:00
Nippon Express USA Acquires GDP Certification for Chicago Warehouse
TOKYO, Sept. 4, 2020 /Kyodo JBN, AsiaNet/ --

- NEX Pharma Solutions-Chicago Begins Operations as Temperature-controlled 
Facility for Handling Pharmaceuticals -

Nippon Express USA, Inc. (hereinafter, "NE USA"), a local subsidiary of Nippon 
Express Co., Ltd. based in Tokyo, has recently set up NEX Pharma 
Solutions-Chicago, a temperature-controlled facility specializing in medical 
and pharmaceutical products, within its warehouse located near Chicago O'Hare 
Airport and obtained GDP certification for the facility, which began operations 
on Tuesday, September 1.


Photo1: Entrance to temperature-controlled facility

Photo2: Interior of temperature-controlled facility

The U.S. Midwest (including Chicago) and Northeast are home to numerous 
pharmaceutical and medical equipment businesses, and these regions are expected 
to see rising demand for related logistics services. NE USA's Chicago location 
is its largest air cargo hub, a gateway that operates regular shuttle trucks to 
transport cargo arriving at Chicago O'Hare Airport to company locations in 
other Midwestern states for delivery as early as the following morning.

On September 1, NE USA completed the procedures necessary to make subsidiaries 
out of MD Logistics LLC and MD Express LLC, both U.S. companies specializing in 
logistics functions for medical and pharmaceutical products. These companies 
have four warehouses in neighboring Indiana as well as one in Nevada (total 
floor area: approximately 1,000,000 sq. ft or 93,000 sq. m) that offer storage, 
distribution processing and nationwide delivery services. Connecting these to 
the newly upgraded Chicago hub will make it possible to link these warehouses 
to overseas operations while still maintaining the transport quality 
appropriate for medical and pharmaceutical products.

Strict compliance with Good Distribution Practice (GDP) and other quality 
standards is required worldwide when handing pharmaceuticals, and customers are 
demanding increasingly higher-quality standards for temperature control during 
transport/storage. The new NEX Pharma Solutions-Chicago will enable NE USA to 
provide safe and high-quality temperature-controlled transport services and to 
meet customer needs with GDP-compliant facilities and operating frameworks.

For more information, please visit:

Nippon Express website:

Official LinkedIn Account: NIPPON EXPRESS GROUP

SOURCE: Nippon Express Co., Ltd.