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Skandi Network: Europe’s 1st life science transport network

Seven specialists in healthcare logistics have established a new, GDP-compliant, pan-European network. Going by the name of Skandi Network, the cooperation initiative houses its HQ in Zaventem, Flanders. The aim is to connect the partner organizations through common standards while furthering the level of integration of international transport flows and local distribution networks. As such, Skandi Network is the first-ever European network for life science transports.

Pharma delivery truck

Parcel and groupage across Europe

The new network will offer parcel and groupage across Europe. At the heart of the system is a collaborative tool, the Collaborative Information Platform System, developed specifically for Skandi Network. This platform is capable of aggregating the data of the seven Skandi Network partners while providing real-time information to all parties involved in, for example, the status of shipments and the tracking of temperature curves.

The Skandi network also aims to contribute to decarbonizing transportation. Together, the network partners will conduct research into alternative drives and new cooling technologies.

More and more pharma companies look for first-class international transport and distribution solutions that comply with EU rules. Skandi Network combines the capabilities and know-how of leading specialists who all have extensive expertise in the temperature-controlled transport and distribution of life science products. We bring all this together in one European network for the mutual benefit of customers, patients, shippers, transport companies and the environment.

Rudy Smets
managing director of Skandi Network

25 countries from the start

Through its membership, the Skandi Network covers 25 countries right from the start. The network’s members (and the countries where they’ll be providing services) are: Arra Group (Poland), BHS Logistics (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), BL Turkey Biopharma Logistics(Turkey), Eurotranspharma (France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, Czech Republic, Slovakia – and Germany, Austria and Slovenia via its local partner), Movianto (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), PHSE (Italy), Rangel Logistics Solutions (Portugal).

Meanwhile, an expansion of the network is already in the works. According to its website, the Skandi Network will cover 36 countries by the end of 2025.

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website Transportmedia, website Skandi Network
27 January 2022

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