KN Pharma Chain Airfreight Network by Kuehne + Nagel

Airfreight Transports - Pharma & Healthcare Products

KN PharmaChain is a fully CEIV Pharma certified specialised supply chain innovation designed for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. KN PharmaChain resolves your regulatory requirements and provides configurable levels of shipment monitoring, real-time visibility, and proactive intervention in line with your specific supply chain needs.


  • Worldwide GxP compliant network
  • Risk minimization due to audited carriers and risk analysis
  • Individual SOPs for your transport
  • Real-time emperature controll via wireless sensors
  • Dedicated CareTeam 24/7/365

Your Benefits

  • Superior compliance levels that meet external regulations and standards
  • Patient needs met through products arriving at the right time in the right condition
  • Enhanced shipment visibility and traceability
  • Industry-leading security solutions to protect your professional and financial risks
  • Improved process efficiency and cost optimisation

VPHC: Partnership Agreement with Vienna International Airport on pharma freight handling 

The quick and highly specialised handling of temperature-sensitive pharma products is the core competence of the new 1,600 sqm Vienna Pharma Handling Center (VPHC). Kuehne + Nagel Austria is now utilising this highly specialised service as "Preferred Partner" for the handling of its pharma shipments. Within the framework of the partnership, Kuehne + Nagel customers benefit from our exclusive handling areas for temperature-controlled shipments within the VPHC, allowing for even greater flexibility.  

Compliant to the finest detail.

Compliant to the finest detail

Our comprehensive risk management systems are in place to mitigate hazards for the complete logistics process. To ensure superior standards and performance, all carrier partners are subject to a strict carrier assessment audit and all KN PharmaChain trade lanes are risk assessed. Customised Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) ensure that all shipments receive a consistently high level of care and attention.

Nobody can react faster

Our global team of skilled and GXP compliant professionals use their know-how to implement, monitor and deliver consignments according to your precise requirements – 24/7/365. Our CareTeam is there to monitor the location, status and condition of your temperature-sensitive shipments. If a reading falls outside a predefined range, the CareTeam will then drive a predefined escalation and contingency plan.

Advanced facilities around the globe.

Advanced facilities around the globe

All our facilities comply with the highest industry standards to ensure faultless transportation of every kind of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and healthcare shipment. Additionally, our GDP compliant KN CoolZones offer multiple temperature zones for shipment build-up, cross-docking, consolidation and emergency storage of all temperature-controlled shipments.