How DHL & American Airlines Cargo delivered inflammatory relief within 10 degrees
Pain so bad in your joints that you can hardly cross the room. A stomach so sensitive that you don’t dare to venture far from home or a skin rash that hurts so badly it causes migraines and forces you to miss work. Millions of people worldwide suffer from inflammatory disease.
Thankfully, relief exists in the form of Humira, a popular anti-inflammatory drug.
But Humira requires strict temperature control between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C) for the medicine to be effective. To ensure sensitive medications like this are delivered to patients in a viable form, the logistics must be uniform, transparent and timely.
DHL and American Airlines Cargo partnered together to bring a critical shipment of Humira from Guatemala to the Grand Cayman Islands.
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A Humira manufacturer in Guatemala needed to find reliable supply chain partners to ship its medicine in easy-to-use injectable pens to customers in the Caribbean, specifically to the small island nations of Barbados and Grand Cayman Islands. To protect this precious cargo from the average yearly temperatures in the area that hover in the 70s and 80s – and only drop into the 50s at night – the right logistical partner was essential.
These gorgeous island nations with their warm climates, sandy beaches, unique mom-and-pop shops, and cozy family-owned restaurants attract visitors from around the globe. Beneath this laid-back lifestyle lies inconsistent infrastructure that creates challenges for shipping medicines and medical devices that need strict temperature controls.