Panalpina expands certification for European perishables network

Panalpina Adelantex, the Belgian branch of the logistics giant’s perishables network, has received its certification from Certisys to handle organic produce. The Swiss forwarder already holds certifications from the organization for its Brussels, Liège, Luxembourg and London operations. Its Amsterdam and Kelsterbach operations are certified by SKAL and IFS Food Standard, respectively. Panalpina says the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 11, 2018

MNX Logistics to build a cool-chain pharma facility at JFK

Long Beach-based MNX Global Logistics has opened a 14,000-square-foot “healthcare and life sciences” logistics facility near New York’s JFK International Airport for temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical cargo, in compliance with the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) standards for the safe transportation of cool-chain products. The company’s CEO, Paul Martins, cites a heightened demand for biologics, cold-chain and medical […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 21, 2018

Australian, Norwegian marine companies partner in IoT to transport live fish

A new partnership between marine transportation companies, Australian FloatPac and Norwegian LipFish AS, may be an example of an application of the internet of things (IoT) that could catch on in the airfreight industry. LipFish AS said it has “worked closely” with FishPac – the oxygen-transport-systems-specific arm of the Australian aquaculture company – to develop […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 20, 2018

Air France-KLM invests in CSafe’s new cool-chain containers

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has acquired the services of cool-chain container manufacturer CSafe Global to utilize its CSafe RAP active-temperature-controlled containers, specially designed for pharmaceutical transportation. The RAP container – equipped with a compressor-driven cooling and heating system – was approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in January. Designed to keep shipments […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 31, 2018

MAB Kargo pursues CEIV-Pharma certification

Yesterday, another cargo carrier jumped on the pharmaceutical certification bandwagon – Malaysian carrier MAB Kargo, a subsidiary of MASkargo, which is pursuing the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) CEIV-Pharma certification. As the demand for the transportation of pharma products has increased in recent years, so have the standards surrounding the careful handling of the temperature-sensitive […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 24, 2018

AirBridgeCargo, PACTL sign MOU to cooperate with pharma customers in China

To capture some of the growing pharmaceutical air cargo business in China, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd (PACTL) today signed a “memorandum of understanding” (MOU) to  cooperate on providing handling services for time- and temperature-sensitive shipments, such as pharma cargo. Under the MOU, both parties agreed to “develop, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 16, 2018

Dnata’s U.K. operations receive GDP certification

The U.K. arm of Dubai-based ground handler, dnata, joined industry members Panalpina Global Forwarding and Cargolux Airlines today in reception of the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification, which sets standards and best practices around the safe transportation of cool-chain products. Dnata UK CEO Gary Morgan said the company’s goal in pursuing the certification, awarded by […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 19, 2018

Etihad Cargo invests in German temperature-control containers

This week, Etihad Cargo has retained the cool-chain services of Frankfurt-based DoKaSch Temperature Solutions to provide air-conditioned “Opticooler” ULD containers. The move will boost the Abu Dhabi-based carrier’s capability to transport temperature-sensitive cargo, expanding its “TempCheck” cool-chain initiative, which caters to clients dealing in pharmaceuticals. The containers will be in use on Etihad Cargo’s fleet […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 18, 2018

ANA first Japan-based carrier to earn CEIV-Pharma cert

Interest in developing a more reliable cool-chain in Asia continued this month, as All Nippon Airways (ANA) became the first Japan-based airline to earn IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceuticals (CEIV-Pharma) certification. The accreditation was awarded to ANA’s largest cargo operation, located at Narita International Airport, near Tokyo. In order to obtain […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 15, 2017

Qatar Cargo to offer DoKaSch Opticooler containers for pharma

Qatar Airways Cargo customers will soon be able to transport temperature-sensitive and climate-controlled shipments in DoKaSch Temperature Solutions containers. As per the terms of the agreement, customers will be able to lease DoKaSch’s RKN and RAP Opticooler containers from Qatar Airways Cargo’s stations around the world. Qatar Airways’ chief cargo officer, Ulrich Ogiermann, explained that […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 23, 2017

Cargo Chat: Cargolux makes Puerto Rico pharma service ‘official’

Early last month, Cargolux launched a new weekly route from its home base in Luxembourg directly to Rafael Hernández Airport (BQN) in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. That may not seem like a logical cargo route, considering that the American commonwealth in the Caribbean has been enduring a crippling recession for the last two years and is […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 4, 2016

Cargolux to make Va-Q-tec containers available throughout network

Avoiding temperature excursions while in-flight is one thing, but maintaining consistent temperatures point-to-point, as cargo moves through the supply chain, is quite another. Today Cargolux announced that it will add an extra layer of assurance to customers shipping temperature-sensitive cargo, with the introduction of Va-Q-tec ULDs. In the past, many shippers sought out such containers […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 7, 2016

AA Cargo becomes first U.S. carrier to seek CEIV-Pharma cert

As the pharma market continues to heat up globally, American Airlines Cargo has become the first U.S.-based carrier to seek certification via IATA’s Center for Excellence and Independent Validators for Pharmaceutical Handling (CEIV-Pharma). The carrier said it is applying for the CEIV status “in an effort to promote the hard work and investments made over […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 20, 2016

Swiss WorldCargo, Cargologic, SATS form partnership

Three powerhouses of airfreight and airport services have joined together to improve their cool-chain handling abilities. Oliver Evans, Swiss World Cargo’s chief cargo officer, Marco Gredig, managing director of Cargologic, and Alex Hungate, president and CEO of SATS, signed a memorandum of understanding Jan. 13, outlining the collaboration. The three said they will focus on […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 13, 2015