Oct 18, 2021

Spotlight on our GDP Network: Chicago and New York

Our Chicago and New York (JFK) facilities are aligned with Yusen's GDP network, providing global supply chain solutions and expertise to ensure the safe and timely delivery of healthcare and pharma products.

Chicago was added to Yusen's GDP network in 2018 when Chicago Pharma Gateway was certified, the air freight gateway to the entire US, following Chicago, New York has been part of our GDP network when the facility of Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. at JFK was recognized as GDP compliant in 2020.

We have been providing a wide range of pharmaceutical dedicated air freight services in the US. For air export freight forwarding, we arrange from pick up to cargo delivery to the airline, including packing and customs clearance. And for air import freight forwarding, we use temperature-mapped vehicles for delivery after customs clearance and strictly manage temperature until the last mile. All services are GDP compliant and temperature-controlled.  In addition, we provide services maintaining safety throughout transport of pharmaceutical products by conducting regular staff training and inspections in accordance with GDP guidelines.

Yusen Chicago Pharma Gateway offers:

  • Warehousing, international freight forwarding, customs clearance and delivery
  • 15,000 sq. ft healthcare dedicated temperature-controlled room (15-25℃)
  • 750 sq. ft of refrigerator (2-8℃) and freezer storage
  • 24-hour operation and 24-hour security camera monitoring
  • Class -3 bonded warehouse
  • GDP compliant, TAPA Class-A, ISO9001 and C-TPAT certified

Yusen New York/JFK facility offers: 

  • International freight forwarding
  • Strategically located at the JFK airport, New York City 
  • 1,500 sqft temperature-controlled storage space (15-25°C)
  • GDP compliant, ISO, TAPA-C, Import bonded, Export TSA Certified Cargo Screening Facility (CCSF)
  • Remote temperature monitoring system
  • Large cargo handling up to 11ft tall and 46 ft long


If you have any inquiries relating to services in Chicago and New York, please contact Mitchell Boico, Yusen Americas Vertical Head- Pharmaceutical & Health Care, Mitchell.Boico@us.yusen-logistics.com.


Yusen Logistics has been providing healthcare-related transportation solutions for over 20 years. Thanks to our commitment to being a customer-centric solution provider that delivers the highest level of service and quality, we have succeeded in building a large customer base.

Our healthcare strategy is to invest in developing innovative and quality-driven solutions that offer a global network of GDP-compliant locations and fully aligned systems, processes and capabilities. Over the past few years, we have accelerated this development and invested in further systems and infrastructure to ensure our customers continually receive the highest level of service and quality in line with their expectations.

For example, our network is aligned through a single quality management system (eQMS), and we can offer full route risk assessments (RRAs) on all lanes and verticals utilizing the same system (Validaide). We can also offer real-time tracking on modes of transport to proactively ensure the reliability of delivery and temperature control. Moreover, we are investing in an automated system to support customers' supply chains' end-to-end order management process.

All our employees involved in handling healthcare products are continuously receiving training in handling GDP-related products and packaging.

Our supply chain specialists are also investing in an automated system to support and manage the end-to-end order management process of customers' supply chains.

We utilize our insights and experience to provide consultative solutions based on award-winning best practices and continuous improvements that deliver year-on-year cost savings.

If you have any inquiries about our services, please contact haruhiro.hoshino@jp.yusen-logistics.com or marloes.seesing@eu.yusen-logistics.com