FedEx opens expanded pharma center in Tokyo

The renovation of the TNT Life Science Center in Tokyo has been completed, FedEx said in a statement on Monday. The newly expanded center will provide better logistics services for pharma products used in clinical trials. The larger, more technologically advanced center will allow for shipments by overseas pharmaceutical customers of investigational medication product in […]

Freight forwarder group launches GDP compliance training program

Freight forwarder network WCA launched a new compliance training program for Good Distribution Practice (GDP), aimed at freight forwarders involved in pharmaceutical logistics. The program was hosted by WCA Pharma, the specialty logistics group under WCA, whose members are required to be GDP compliant to retain their membership. The first training took place in Amsterdam […]

Rio de Janeiro Airport recertified under CEIV Pharma

Brazil’s RIOgaleão Airport (GIG) completed its successful recertification under IATA’s CEIV Pharma program. The airport received its initial certification in 2016 and completed staff training to recertify, the airport said in a Monday statement. An IATA Validator conducted workshops on “Temperature Controlled Cargo Operations” and “Audit, Quality and Risk Management for Temperature Control Cargo” as […]

dnata obtains CEIV Pharma certification at DWC

dnata has received the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for its pharma-handling processes at its Dubai World Central (DWC) facility. The UAE-based company’s facility at Dubai International (DXB) is already CEIV Pharma-certified. According to dnata, it has significantly invested over the […]

China Airlines to launch 747F service with BOM connection

China Airlines Cargo is launching a new twice-weekly service using one of its 747-400 freighters, connecting Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Mumbai Airport (BOM) and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), the carrier announced on Friday. The twice-weekly service is scheduled to launch on Nov. 16 and depart AMS on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The carrier already offers […]

Swissport opens Brussels pharma center

Ground services provider Swissport opened its new Pharma Center at Brussels Airport (BRU) on Tuesday, the company announced. The BRU facility is Swissport’s most technologically advanced pharmaceutical handling center to-date and offers 3,620 square meters of temperature-controlled warehouse space adjacent to Swissport’s current facility at BRU. The facility includes two areas for different temperature ranges […]

UPS leans into delivery drone application ahead of 3Q earnings

Ahead of the release of its third-quarter results today, UPS announced a slew of new projects and technology offerings, including several new delivery drone projects for the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Several of the announcements relate to UPS’ technology subsidiary, UPS Flight Forward (UPS FF). First is a new agreement between UPS FF and CVS […]

AirBridgeCargo recertified for CEIV Pharma

Volga-Dnepr Group subsidiary carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines was recertified under the International Air Transport Association’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma). The two-day audit took place at ABC’s cargo hub at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) and covered all internal processes of ABC’s pharma handling. AirBridgeCargo was the first Russian airline certified […]

WFS opens Copenhagen pharma center

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the ground handler and airport services provider, officially opened its new pharmaceutical facility at Copenhagen Airport (CPH). WFS began the upgrade of its CPH facilities 18 months earlier, and has since seen a significant increase in pharmaceutical volumes at the airport, WFS said in a statement. WFS’ new Copenhagen facility features […]

Temperature-controlled products heat up air cargo demand

With news of July being the hottest on record, it seemed fitting that we take a look at temperature-controlled air cargo. Indeed, a number of freight forwarders noted in recent earnings reports that temperature-controlled volumes were a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing first half of the year for air cargo. However, while temperature-controlled products […]

United Cargo expands TempControl network and services

Today, United Cargo announced that it would be expanding its TempControl services for shipping pharmaceutical, helathcare material and other temperature-sensitive cargo to Mexico City International Airport (MEX) through an interline agreement with AeroUnion.  Under the agreement, United Cargo will transport TempControl shipments to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which will then be transferred to AeroUnion’s daily widebody service to MEX. TempControl shipments going to MEX can depart from any certified handling location in the […]

Swissport, Brussels Airport plan new pharma center

Today, Swissport announced its plans to develop a new pharmaceutical center at Brussels Airport (BRU).  Swissport’s pharmaceutical center will provide 25,000 square meters of warehouse space, offices and 3,620 square meters of space for temperature-sensitive biopharmaceutical products. The warehouse space will include an automated Material Handling System (MHS), 50 truck loading bays, “speed gates” for air cargo and a four-story office […]

Swiss WorldCargo to offer CSafe RAP containers

Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, is the latest carrier to offer CSafe RAP active temperature-controlled containers on their widebody aircraft, CSafe announced yesterday. According to the statement, Swiss WorldCargo flies to more than 100 global destinations, which “will open several new lanes for the CSafe RAP.” The carrier received its […]
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