ABC leases ThermoSafe’s PharmaPort 360 active containers

AirBridgeCargo (ABC) has signed a leasing agreement for Sonoco ThermoSafe’s active bulk shipping container, the PharmaPort 360. The deal was publicized today at the LogiPharma event in Montreaux, Switzerland. The addition of the active containers to ABC’s routes will bolster its foothold in the movement of pharmaceutical products. Fedor Novikov, deputy director of products at […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 9, 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo bolsters presence in Nigerian marketplace

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is responding to demand for inbound air cargo capacity to West Africa – especially healthcare products, like pharmaceuticals – by signing a five-year contract with Nigeria-based logistics company Sifax SAHCOL. Starting this week, Virgin Atlantic’s import and export cargo for the region will be handled in Sifax SAHCOL’s 22,000 square-meter, Lagos-based warehouse […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 9, 2019

SkyCell launches insurance add-on for pharma shippers

Switzerland-based cold chain packaging company SkyCell is now offering an insurance add-on for its pharmaceutical shippers to appeal to shippers of high-value, temperature-sensitive cargo. The new service, which it calls “Peace of Mind,” is backed by an unnamed multinational commercial insurance company and will offer coverage up to US$4 million per container.  The company acknowledged that this offering is a somewhat unconvential addition to a container leasing company’s service portfolio. Paul Martins, CEO of MNX […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 8, 2019

Etihad Cargo renews partnership with MICCO

Etihad Cargo has renewed its partnership with road-feeder-services provider MICCO and will continue to rely on MICCO for road feeder services across that provide greater connectivity to its hub in Abu Dhabi, and neighboring countries. MICCO has operated Etihad’s own road services network – which spans across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, including Dubai, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 4, 2019

AF-KLM focuses on pharma, inks deal with SkyCell

Today, Air France–KLM–Martinair Cargo (AF–KLM) said it is expanding its relationship with the Zurich-based cold-chain container firm SkyCell to improve pharmaceuticals logistics and reduce temperature excursions.  The carrier is a prominent mover of temperature-sensitive cargo. In 2018, it saw significant growth in its container business segment (which encompasses shipments that utilize both active and passive […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 2, 2019

American Airlines Cargo promotes its time-critical service

American Airlines Cargo is seeking to strengthen its foothold in time-critical airfreight, promoting its Critical Priority Parcel Service (PPS) with a campaign called “All eyes on.” Critical PPS oversees shipments of highly valuable cargo, such as human organs and pharmaceutical products. The promotional video, released this week, shows its internal shipment monitoring in action. “We […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 27, 2019

Cargolux leases Thermosafe’s PharmaPort containers

Luxembourg-based Cargolux is bolstering its cold-chain capabilities in a new deal with temperature-controlled packaging company Thermosafe for use its PharmaPort container – an active bulk shipping container with data-collection enablement – across its international network. Cargolux is a prominent international carrier of pharmaceuticals and the first airline ever to obtain its Good Distribution Practice (GPD) […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 21, 2019

Standards needed to protect booming Asian pharma market

SINGAPORE — While much of the air cargo market has had its hiccups so far this year, one constant has been the strong outlook for the Asian pharmaceuticals market, which is expected to grow 8.3 percent by 2021 — that is, if the air cargo business can keep it well protected and cool enough in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 13, 2019

DB Schenker to launch ORD-SYD freighter service

International logistics company DB Schenker has added a weekly 777 freighter service from Chicago (ORD) to Sydney (SYD) to its service portfolio. The company said the service will address demand for time-sensitive shipments of automotive, industrial and healthcare industry products, as well as heavy and outsized goods. Starting March 11, the direct service will depart […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 6, 2019

Peli BioThermal opens new drop-off point for Credo on Demand in Jeddah

Temperature-controlled packaging company Peli BioThermal has opened a new drop point for its “Credo on Demand” rental program in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – largely to address demand for transportation of cool-chain and healthcare industry products in the Middle East. The company’s Uber-esque rental program offers clients the ability to rent its line of Credo on […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 12, 2019

DHL Express launches Latin America–U.S. cold-chain pipeline

DHL Express has launched a service for healthcare industry shippers operating along the Latin America- U.S. trade lane called “DHL Medical Express Service” or “WMX,” which it describes as “a new market alternative to the commercial carriers that have historically served the region,” with the goal of addressing delays at Brazilian airports. The offering will […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 30, 2019

K+N adds pharma facility in Slovenia

Swiss forwarder Kuehne + Nagel is increasing its foothold in pharma logistics with the addition of a new distribution center and warehouse in Slovenia for its healthcare-oriented clients near Ljubljana Airport (LJU), which it said is one of the largest facilities in its international cool-chain network, “KN PharmaChain.” The 38,000-square-meter facility has capacity for about […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 17, 2018

MNX Logistics purchases cold-chain company NGL’s express division

This week, Long Beach-based MNX Logistics acquired the express division of Colorado-based Network Global Logistics (NGL) – a provider of same-day air courier and logistics services, with locations on six continents. MNX called the procurement “one in a series of strategic business moves” to bolster its time- and temperature-sensitive industry focus. John Labrie, CEO of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 7, 2018

Philadelphia plans massive airfreight complex expansion with land purchase

Philadelphia aviation officials plan to gain a larger share of the estimated US$50 billion in airfreight activity generated in the region by massively expanding Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) cargo complex with new land acquisitions. The airport plans to spend $5.5 million to acquire 15 acres of land from a York-based entity called Tinicum Realty Partners […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 29, 2018
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