When it comes to shipping cargo, it’s hard to think of a more challenging type than life science & healthcare products. Port of Antwerp-Bruges is the first maritime port in the world to operate its entire pharmaceutical supply chain according to the European Good Distribution Practice (GDP) rules, thus ensuring an unbroken cold chain.

The world’s first GDP compliant port

Port of Antwerp-Bruges is the first maritime port in the world to operate its entire logistics chain according to the European Good Distribution Practice (GDP) rules. This quality system ensures that the quality of pharmaceutical products such as medication, blood plasma, vaccines and medical materials is maintained during the distribution process. Moreover, the port offers 63 000 m² of GDP-certified warehouse space for storage between both 2-8°C and 15-20°C.

When it comes to shipping cargo, it’s hard to think of a more challenging type than life science & healthcare products.

The green revolution in practice

Caring for people with severe autoimmune and neurological diseases: that is the main focus of Belgian biopharmaceutical company UCB. Traditionally, pharmaceutical companies chose airfare to move their precious products. But over the last couple of years, a major shift took place. New reefer technology and extensive efforts in handling and storing procedures have made ports like Port of Antwerp-Bruges more attractive. Discover in the case study what major effects of a modal shift are on operational costs and CO₂ emission of UCB.

Pharma case study UCB

26/4/2022
Caring for people with severe autoimmune and neurological diseases: that is the main focus of Belgian biopharmaceutical company UCB. Traditionally, pharmaceutical companies chose airfare to move their precious products. But over the last couple of years, a major shift took place. New reefer technology and extensive efforts in handling and storing procedures have made ports like Port of Antwerp-Bruges more attractive. Discover in the case study what major effects of a modal shift are on operational costs and CO₂ emission of UCB.
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Sea transport complementary to air transport

Port of Antwerp-Bruges brings together the traffic flows of all modes of transport, while maintaining high quality standards. The container terminals are open 24/7 to receive and handle goods. Cargo travels the last kilometres trimodally by train, truck or barge.

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To stand out from the competition on the world market, companies must be able to call on the best possible supply chain to get cargo to its final destination.

The reliable partner in your supply chain

13/6/2022
To stand out from the competition on the world market, companies must be able to call on the best possible supply chain to get cargo to its final destination.
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