Hong Kong, Brussels airports to form cool-chain corridor with Pharma.Aero

Today, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), Brussels Airport (BRU) and Pharma.Aero – a group centered around upholding pharma shipping standards – released news of a three-way collaboration to launch a pharma corridor that will create a seamless cold-chain link between the two major international airfreight hubs. Shipments travelling along the route will be handled in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 7, 2019

Top 5 airfreight trends to expect for 2019

Happy new year! Every January brings with it anticipation of the months to come and what they hold for airfreight logistics. Trade wars, recent WorldACD reports and the impending finale of Brexit have instilled uncertainty into the market, but the outlook for this year still suggests growth. We at Air Cargo World, have chosen the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 1, 2019

Panalpina earns GDP cert at Singapore facility

Swiss forwarder Panalpina has gained the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for the proper handling of pharmaceutical products at its facility in Singapore. With the GDP certification, which was issued by the Singapore Health Science Authority (HSA), Panalpina can “store, handle and distribute medicines in the local market” and “ship them abroad on behalf of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 15, 2018

Peli BioThermal, Wilpak enter cool-chain partnership

 After a busy year of expanding its international network, Minnesota-based cool-chain packaging company Peli BioThermal is expanding its service offering via a partnership with Melbourne-based Wilpak Group International. The deal will allow Peli Biothermal’s customers to use Wilpak’s thermal protection covers for their pharmaceutical payloads. The Australian company’s thermal blanket product, called InsulCap, is suitable […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 15, 2018

Pelican BioThermal to open Tokyo facility

Minnesota-based temperature-control packaging company Pelican BioThermal plans to open a new location in Tokyo on May 11. The facility will serve as a refurbishment and repair center for its reusable parcel shipping containers, as well as a “network station” for the company’s service Crēdo on Demand, which rents out their temperature-controlled pallets to customers. The […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 4, 2018

WCS 2018: Are ‘baby steps’ too slow for perishables market?

DALLAS – Panelists at yesterday’s IATA World Cargo Symposium session covering nonpharmaceutical perishables agreed that the largest challenges currently facing perishables transport relate to a lack of communication between the different players. Solving that problem should be as simple as sharing data across the logistics chain, but unwillingness across the industry to share data among […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 15, 2018

Top 5 cool chain innovations making a difference in supply chain quality

With the value of the temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical market topping US$1 trillion dollars, air cargo handlers are searching for the best way to ensure that these commodities are kept at a very specific, narrow temperature range during their journey in the air, and especially on the ground, where the risk is highest for a temperature incursion […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 28, 2018

Global standards: Pharma handling’s final frontier [VIDEO]

BUDAPEST — Steve Polmans is not stuck in the proverbial “black hole,” a term coined to describe the murky intersection of forwarders, ground handlers, carriers and other airfreight companies at airports around the world. Brussels Airport walked into the light a few years back, he said, with the implementation of its airport community, which now […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 19, 2017

Jettainer completes ULD portfolio with ‘Cool Management’ service [VIDEO]

BUDAPEST -- ULD management company Jettainer is expanding its temperature-sensitive transport presence, launching a temperature-controlled ULD service that, head of marketing and PR Martin Kraemer said, addressed a “gap in the management of complete ULD fleets.” The announcement was made earlier today at the Air Cargo Handling Conference, held here at the Corinthia Hotel. The […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 19, 2017

Airfreight takes stock of rise in cold-chain transport [VIDEO]

BUDAPEST – Speaking at the fifth Pharma & Bioscience Conference in Budapest, IAG Cargo’s global head of pharmaceuticals and life sciences Alan Dorling noted today that, despite “a huge amount of change,” the aviation logistics business still had a long way to go to meet the demands of shippers. Dorling said shippers were worried that, […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 18, 2017

Pactl reports stellar growth in May

Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co Ltd (Pactl, the biggest handler at Shanghai’s Pudong Airport) reported a 13.0 percent year over year, increase in its May cargo handle to 154,000 tonnes, its best monthly result this year. As Pactl expands its Shanghai operations, the handler is also looking to opportunities outside of Shanghai. Our […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 8, 2017

Carriers, forwarders, shippers push for cool chain standardization

DUBAI – To ensure that there is “global consistency” in the way temperature-sensitive materials are handled, the cool chain industry needs to institutionalize best practices, through certifications – such as Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) and Good Distribution Practices (GDP) – and also through proper training, said panelists here yesterday […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 20, 2016

Emirates launches GDP-certified SkyPharma wing at DXB [VIDEO]

DUBAI – In an effort to capture a larger slice of the lucrative pharmaceutical market, Emirates SkyCargo inaugurated the SkyPharma wing of its new 11,000-square-meter extension at Dubai International Airport (DXB), suggesting that the carrier has long-term plans at the airport despite its recent move – and new facilities – to Dubai World Central (DWC) […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 19, 2016

IAG Cargo begins 787 flights to Delhi

The London-to-Delhi service announced in July by IAG Cargo has begun this week, using British Airways-operated 787-9 aircraft. Each flight has up to 22 tonnes of cargo capacity, which IAG said it hopes to fill with high-value cool-chain products from India’s growing pharmaceutical sector. IAG Cargo can now offer customers a weekly lift of up […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 29, 2015
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