Ivoclar and SkyCell join forces to avoid empty shipments from the USA

Schaan/Zurich/Zug – Ivoclar and SkyCell optimize reverse logistics. The dental company now ships its products manufactured in the USA and destined for Europe in SkyCell’s refrigerated freight containers for medical products, which would otherwise be returned empty to Zurich.

According to their media releases, Ivoclar and SkyCell are pioneers in optimized reverse logistics. The two companies have joined forces to avoid empty freight from the USA to Zurich in future. "With this innovative concept for success, companies not only gain economic advantages, but also make a contribution to their sustainability," says a press release from the Liechtenstein dental and medical technology company Ivoclar.

SkyCell ships its air freight containers loaded with medical products from various pharmaceutical manufacturers to the USA. These transport containers have so far been returned empty to Zurich. Ivoclar is now loading these empty boxes with pallets of its products, which are manufactured at the Ivoclar site in Somerset, New Jersey, and are intended for distribution in Europe.

"By integrating Ivoclar pallets into our hybrid containers, we are optimizing freight efficiency, which leads to lower CO2 emissions and brings us closer to our goal of climate neutrality," Paulo Baumgartner, Head of Operations Supplier & Procurement at SkyCell, is quoted as saying in a statement from his company. SkyCell has offices in Zug and in the Technopark Zurich.

Bremen-based transport and logistics partner DSV Air & Sea facilitates distribution in Europe by providing the container returns in its warehouse. The freight arriving in Zurich is distributed to its final destinations in Europe with the help of the Swiss company Fischer Road Cargo, which specializes in logistics solutions for regional road transport. ce/mm

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