FedEx® Healthcare Priority

Temperature-controlled Shipping

  • Temperature-controlled Shipping

Temperature-controlled Shipping

FedEx Healthcare Priority offers a portfolio of refrigerated, frozen and perishable shipping solutions for moving your medical shipments in a safe, temperature-controlled environment.

Please select your shipment’s appropriate temperature range:

FedEx Customized Freight

FedEx Customized Freight (FCF) offers the following key benefits:

Temperature Integrity

  • Optimal temperature-controlled air cargo container solutions from -20°C to +25°C or other temperature-controlled packaging solutions from -150°C to +25°C
  • 24/7/365 monitoring through FedEx® temperature-control services

Speed to Delivery

  • Use exclusive vehicles for the fastest times within the FedEx Express network

Customized Support and Monitoring

  • Specialized solutions including customs and regulatory pre-clearance, customer-specific operating procedures, and contingency plans
  • Active shipment management, including monitoring and near real-time updates
  • 24/7/365 support from FedEx security specialists

Quality Support

  • Chain-of custody or chain-of-quality verification, including Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA)

Contingency Planning

  • In the event of delays, FCF can leverage the FedEx Express network and vehicles to keep critical shipments moving

 

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  • FedEx Customized Freight

FedEx Customized Freight

  • C-Safe Compressor Container (+4°C to +25°C) maintains a consistent internal temperature without dry ice
  • Dry Ice Container/ Envirotainer (-20°C to +25°C) holds shipment temperature set points and monitors the temperature from pickup to delivery
  • Also supports other temperature-controlled packaging solutions (-150°C to +25°C)

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  • FedEx<sup><small>®</small></sup> Cold Shipping Package

FedEx® Cold Shipping Package

  • Choose from three sizes – Small, Medium and Large
  • No gel packs or dry ice
  • Standard duration unit or Extended duration unit offers temperature control for up to 48 or 96 hours, depending on the external temperature

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FedEx® Cold Shipping Package

Our cold shipping package is a patented, temperature-controlled system for shipping sensitive products. It replaces the need for ice packs, freezers, and pre-freezing.

Features of service:

  • Constant temperature: 2°C to 8°C cold environment
  • Box sizes: 5 sizes ranging from 1.3L to 6.5L
  • Duration: Keep shipments cool up to 48 hours* with our standard unit (available in all sizes) or up to 96 hours* with our extended duration unit (available in the medium and large sizes)
  • Light weight: Relative to dry ice or gel packs, you'll pay less to ship the unit itself
  • Hassle-free preparation: Simply press a button to start the unit right before you pack it
  • Infectious and non-infectious substance compliance: For all infectious substances, you must use inner packaging that meets IATA Packing Instruction 650 for UN 3373
* Actual cooling duration varies depending on external temperatures.

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  • FedEx<sup><small>®</small></sup> Deep Frozen Shipping Solution

FedEx® Deep Frozen Shipping Solution

  • Dry vapor technology enables up to 10 days of holding time at -150°C
  • Eliminates the need for insulated boxes and dry ice

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  • Deep Frozen

FedEx® Deep Frozen Shipping Solution

Unlike dry ice, which is classified as hazardous, the easy-to-use liquid nitrogen dry vapour technology eliminates the shipping and handling challenges associated with a dangerous goods classification. It also eliminates the re-icing required with dry ice shipments, and you don't need to buy your own packaging or equipment. The technology offers a safe and cost-effective way to ship high-value, temperature-sensitive clinical samples, medicines, and biomaterials.

Features of service:

  • Cryogenic: At -150°C or below
  • Box sizes: choice of containers that can hold up to 75 2ml or 500 2ml vials
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Uses non-hazardous, pre-charged, and recyclable liquid nitrogen dry vapor technology
  • Advanced preparation and re-icing are not required
  • Packaging, equipment or training for special handling is not required

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  • FedEx<sup><small>®</small></sup> Thermal Blanket Solution

FedEx® Thermal Blanket Solution

  • Covers perishable cargo during transportation
  • Stabilizes the cargo’s temperature and shields it from weather fluctuation

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FedEx® Thermal Blanket Solution

This solution uses thermal blankets and temperature-controlled vehicles to protect shipments from high and low external temperatures, direct sunlight, rain, and humidity.

Features of service:

  • Temperature: 15°C to 25°C (+/- 5°C) environment
  • Protection against direct sunlight, rain, humidity, and tarmac heat
  • Size: Minimum of four skids that fit on an aircraft pallet with a height range of 48” (122cm) to 73” (183cm)
  • Weight: Maximum weight of 11,000 lbs (4,999 kg)
  • Pickup and delivery in FedEx refrigerated vehicles when needed

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  • Temperature-Controlled Packaging using Gel Packs

Temperature-Controlled Packaging using Gel Packs

  • +2°C to +8°C cold environment and +15°C to +25°C controlled room-temperature environment

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Temperature-Controlled Packaging using Gel Packs

FedEx provides various temperature-controlled packaging using gel-packs to suit different temperature ranges and payloads. When you use FedEx Priority Alert, your package will receive the attention it needs throughout its journey.

Features of service:

  • Temperature: 2°C to 8°C cold environment and 15°C to 25°C controlled room-temperature environment
  • Payload: 10L - 3410L (Parcel or Pallet shipment)
  • Duration: 96 hours or more
  • Advanced preparation required

Temperature-Controlled Packaging using Dry Ice

FedEx temperature-controlled packaging using dry ice is available in multiple sizes and with select transit time options designed for your shipment needs. When you use FedEx Priority Alert, your package will receive the attention it needs throughout its journey.

Features of service:

  • Temperature: Deep to -70°C frozen environment
  • Duration: 96 hours or more

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  • Temperature-Controlled Packaging using Dry Ice

Temperature-Controlled Packaging using Dry Ice

  • Deep to -70°C frozen environment

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