Press Release

Nippon Express launches new transport service using environmental-friendly isothermal packaging

Becomes first Japanese logistics company to collaborate with EMBALL’ISO, which has a proven track record in vaccine transport

Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (Mitsuru Saito, President), a Group company of Nippon Express Holdings, Inc. (Mitsuru Saito, President), has become the first Japanese logistics company to collaborate with EMBALL'ISO, a French company with a proven track record in vaccine transport, by launching a new international air freight service using environmental-friendly isothermal packaging produced by EMBALL'ISO.


(Environmental-friendly isothermal packaging)

[Background to product development]

The medical and pharmaceutical industries among others require strict temperature control of their products during transport, and there is growing interest in environmental-friendly logistics services across all industries. As a key measure in its growth strategy for core businesses, the NX Group has positioned the pharmaceutical industry as a priority industry in the "NX Group Business Plan 2023 - Dynamic Growth" and has accordingly been expanding its temperature-controlled transport services.

Nippon Express is the first Japanese logistics company to partner with EMBALL'ISO (headquartered in France) by developing a new service combining EMBALL'ISO's reusable passive (non-powered) high-performance isothermal packaging with international air transport and thereby enhancing its temperature-controlled transport services. This new environmental-friendly service will help reduce its customers' CO2 emissions while strictly maintaining the required temperatures during transport.

[Service overview]

A.Name of service
 NX-SOLUTION Temperature-controlled Transport Service using Environmental-friendly Isothermal Packaging

 (1)The service uses packaging with high isothermal performance that satisfies the ISTA 7D standard*1.
 (2)The environmental-friendly isothermal packaging can be collected in 80 countries/regions around the world.
 (3)Transporting goods in reusable packaging will help reduce supply-chain CO2 emissions.

*1: An international test standard developed by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) and widely adopted around the world for packaged cargo. Packages are exposed for stipulated periods of time to specified temperature environments for summer and winter to test their internal temperature retention time.

 Packaging for three temperature ranges can be selected in the sizes best suited for customers' cargo volume.


Going forward, the NX Group will continue enhancing and expanding end-to-end services that meet the need for increasingly sophisticated and diversified pharmaceutical logistics.

Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Lyon, France, EMBALL'ISO has been engaged for more than 30 years in R&D, manufacturing and sales of insulated packaging boxes and high-performance refrigerants for use in cold chains. The use of EMBALL'ISO's packaging for vaccine transport during the COVID-19 pandemic has garnered the company a high degree of trust from customers around the world.