Rising demand for cold chain logistics in the healthcare industry
According to the report, there is a conspicuous rise in the demand for cold chain logistics in the
healthcare industry thanks to substances such as blood plasma, tissues, pharmaceutical
products and sensitive chemicals being transported both domestically and internationally. A
variety of other drugs – such as birth control pills, dermatological therapies, and anti-
depressants – are sensitive to heat, moisture and moisture. This, too, necessitates the reliance
on healthcare cold chain logistics.
Some of the most common mediums of transportation used in the healthcare cold chain logistics
market are: reefer ships, containers, reefer cars, and refrigerated trucks. The need for
dependable healthcare cold chain logistics is even greater in underserved regions with harsh or
variable climatic conditions where patients usually suffer because of the lack of a proper
logistical network. Thus, companies in the healthcare cold chain logistics market will find growth
opportunities in developing and underdeveloped regions.
For a highly detailed study, the report segments the global healthcare cold chain logistics
market on the basis of products, logistics techniques, and geography. By product type, the
market is segmented into vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, and clinical trial materials. On the basis
of techniques, the market is composed of liquid nitrogen, dry ice, and gel packs. These
segments are studied for the period ranging from 2013 to 2019.
The mammoth size of the healthcare industry, which has been lately been shaped by the advent
of biological drugs, in itself presents a massive playing field for companies in the healthcare cold
chain logistics market. The WHO pegs the worth of the global pharmaceutical industry at $300
billion as of 2015. Bulging pharmaceutical trade volumes will help this industry stand at
approximately $400 billion before 2020. Companies such as India are now exporting more drugs
every year to feed the rising demand for medicines – a trend that augurs well for the global
healthcare cold chain logistics industry.
Dubai Port World plans to construct a $40 million inland container depot on a 30-hectare plot of
land in Masaka, a suburb east of Kigali city, as Rwanda seeks to become a regional trade