MIA foreign trade zone opens its doors

Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce granted Miami International Airport (MIA) designation as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) magnet site, an expansion of the county’s already-existing FTZ. Under the designation, the entire 3,230-acre site of MIA, operated by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD), is now included under what is known as “FTZ 281.” This […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 15, 2018

Virgin Atlantic deploys CSafe RAP containers for pharma, life-science cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is now accepting bookings for the new CSafe RAP container for large shipments of pharmaceutical and life-science products. The carrier is the first U.K.-based airline to approve the use of CSafe’s new RAP container for temperature-sensitive healthcare products, just days after the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved the unit for use […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 25, 2018

China Airlines signs deal for CSafe pharma containers

China Airlines signed a master lease agreement with CSafe Global, under which China Airlines will offer transport and leasing of CSafe’s RKN active temperature-controlled container on its flights. As of Dec. 31, 2017, China Airlines’ network included 144 destinations in 29 countries. The Taiwanese airline has been expanding its pharmaceutical shipment offerings lately. In September […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 4, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo’s pharma investments pay off in record volumes for 2017

Emirates SkyCargo wrapped up a year of record volumes and expansion, carrying 2.5 million tonnes of freight this year across its global network. The carrier’s president, Tim Clark, commented that despite challenging market conditions, the carrier had successfully implemented initiatives to boost revenues, trim costs, and used emerging technologies “to make our business and operations […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 29, 2017

Turkish Cargo adds two more QEP-accredited stations to roster

Turkish Cargo added two more QEP-accredited Envirotainer stations as part of the carrier’s strategy to attract more high-value pharmaceutical traffic, which chief cargo officer Turhan Ozen said, “addresses decreasing yields in the industry.” The two stations, Brussels and Atlanta, extend Turkish Cargo’s pharmaceutical transportation service in important pharma markets. The Istanbul-based cargo carrier seems to […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 3, 2017

Kuehne + Nagel wins pharma logistics contract from Sanofi

Following an expansion of its warehouse in Geel, Belgium, Kuehne + Nagel contracted with life-sciences company Sanofi to manage its warehouse activities in the city. K+N’s warehouse includes temperature-controlled zones between 15°C and 25°C, as well as cold-storage areas ranging between -25°C and 8°C. K+N will store raw materials for Sanofi’s pharmaceutical production and installed […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 19, 2017

CEVA adds temperature control at Dublin facility

New pharma shipping and handling options at CEVA Logistics’ Irish outpost are evidence that the country’s “bio boom” is still going strong. The supply-chain management company  has introduced  a temperature-controlled “building-within-a-building” at its warehouse in Dublin to handle temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments. The 15,000-square-foot facility is authorized under the Health Products Regulatory Authority Wholesalers Distribution […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 22, 2017

DHL gains CEIV certification in Hamburg, Frankfurt

DHL Global Forwarding’s airfreight stations in Frankfurt and Hamburg received IATA’s CEIV pharma certification for life sciences and healthcare. The company also said that it was expediting the certification of its other facilities, as it pushes to lock in market share in the high-margin pharma transport business. DHL began seeking CEIV certification for its stations […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 22, 2017

Freighter flights, pharma traffic boost MIA freight tonnage

After posting only a narrow increase of under 1 percent growth in 2016, compared to the previous year, cargo freight tonnage at Miami International Airport (MIA) rose by a more robust 4.8 percent, year-over-year, during the first six months of 2017. The airport attributed much of this year’s first-half growth to new freighter flights serving […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 17, 2017

UPS expanding field-stocking locations to Europe

UPS announced plans yesterday to expand the number of its medical device field-stocking locations (FSLs) in Europe. UPS FSLs were first developed in the United States to ensure that medical device manufacturers deliver their products to more than 80 percent of U.S. hospital beds within four hours. The facilities are strategically located to reduce transit […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 1, 2016

Pharma Aero launched to improve cool-chain handling

An alliance officially launched today between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Brussels Airport (BRU) establishes an international pharmaceutical air-hub alliance that will allow the two airports, and future members, to more effectively share strategy and expertise in the movement and handling of pharma products. The organization aims to build a network of airports dedicated to […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 26, 2016

DHL-GF launches new perishables cool-center at Schiphol

With the recent launch of DHL Global Forwarding’s new temperature-controlled logistics center, high-value pharma, medical and life sciences commodities now have an additional option when passing through Amsterdam’s Schiphol gateway. The new 1,000-square-meter “Life Science Competence Center,” which came at a cost of €1 million, will serve as a hub for the processing, transfer and […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 19, 2016

Air France-KLM expands Cairo cool-chain capacity

Citing a growing pharmaceutical market in Egypt that is expected to be worth US$8 billion in 2015, Air France-KLM has invested in an expansion of its cool-chain capacity at its Cairo International Airport (CAI) hub to handle more temperature-sensitive shipments. After announcing a 1.2 percent year-over-year reduction in cargo volume for its third-quarter to 873 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 16, 2014

Troubled TNT to strengthen pharma, road networks

After reporting a €47 million operating income loss for the third quarter, compared to a €3 million profit for last year’s Q3, Dutch express delivery firm TNT Express NV said it will roll out a new platform allowing pharmaceutical customers to track their sensitive shipments from end to end throughout the process. During Monday’s earnings […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 7, 2014
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