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Global Cold Chain Solutions’ Move: How Did We Do it?

July 7, 2022, Author: admin

Since our inception in 2018, Global Cold Chain Solutions (GCCS) has remained at the forefront of Specialty Courier  services for temperature and time-sensitive goods. We have consistently been able to provide reliable and efficient services through even the most troubling times.

 

With the recent boom in the Life Sciences, Healthcare and Biopharmaceutical industries, it was inevitable that we at GCCS would be following suit. After all, to ensure timely delivery and maintenance of shipment quality, it’s essential to remain abreast with the times.

 

With that goal in mind, we set out to tackle bigger and better things. In this case, it came in the form of our plans of expansion and moving into our new state-of-the-art premises. The new and improved warehouse is equipped with the most cutting-edge facilities that will help us to meet industry standards and deliver the high-quality services we’ve always promised. Spanning over 15,000 sq ft in total warehouse space, some of these features include three different temperature-controlled rooms comprising of:

 

  • Refrigerated +2 to +8 degC
  • Controlled Ambient +15 to +25 degC
  • Frozen -25 to -15 degC

 

With the above stated rooms, we are able to function as a self-sustaining one-stop service and do not need to outsource any services.

 

However, our dedication toward progress and improvement did not come without its own set of challenges.

 

Searching for a suitable location:

  • Searching for a location that could accommodate our requirements for temperature-controlled rooms, ideally within the Free Trade Zone (FTZ).
  • Space planning and deciding what would be needed in the warehouse to accommodate the new features and facilities
  • Deciding how to utilise the warehouse layout for the three temperature-controlled rooms and office space.

 

Permits:

  • Submitting various necessary permits to various government bodies, including Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and Energy Market Authority (EMA)

 

Renovations:

  • Searching and selecting contractors who were able to cater to our requirements.
  • Regular on-site meetings with vendors and contractors to ensure renovation schedules are kept on track.
  • Upgrading of electricity power supply and systems to accommodate the temperature-controlled rooms.
  • Mapping the temperature-controlled warehouse.
  • Allocating appropriate space for storing of packaging supplies, dangerous goods, etc.

 

Conclusion

In total, the planning and actualisation of this move took close to a year. It was a long and arduous process filled with meticulous planning, careful strategising, and overcoming hurdles. Through this whole process, our team is now more equipped for the cold chain solutions industry than ever before. If you want to learn more about us and the work we do, contact us today.