AirBridgeCargo opts for SkyCell passive pharma containers

In a sign of anticipated growth in its pharma vertical, Russian carrier AirBridgeCargo (ABC) is expanding its partnership with temperature-controlled container manufacturer and lessor SkyCell, the two parties announced today in a joint release. AirBridgeCargo said its passive pharmaceuticals shipments increased two-fold in the first quarter of 2019, to around 3,500 tonnes year-on-year, boosting demand […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 18, 2019

Maastricht Aachen Airport seeks more pharma after attaining CEIV cert

Since achieving Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) certification at the beginning of this month, Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST), located in the Netherlands’ southern Limburg province, is now actively seeking more pharmaceutical traffic at its facility. Managing Director of Maastricht Airport Jos Roeven said, “Pharma forms an important segment in air […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 16, 2018

AirBridgeCargo moves 15 tonnes of pharma

Moscow-based carrier AirBridgeCargo (ABC) transported 19 va-Q-tec brand temperature-controlled containers containing pharmaceuticals for German logistics company Biotech & Pharma – a feat which the carrier says is a new record for ABC. In Frankfurt, ABC’s crew loaded the 15 tonnes of cargo into a 747-8 freighter, while being supervised by a team of specialists trained […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 5, 2018

Delta Cargo’s ‘Pharma 4’ program adds 8 new destinations

Atlanta-based Delta Cargo has added eight new destinations to its “Pharma 4” program for the shipment of products at room temperature, bringing Delta Cargo’s pharma network to a total of 49 locations worldwide. New locations in Delta Cargo’s Pharma 4 program include Bogota, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Sydney, São Paolo, Frankfurt and Seoul. The carrier […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 9, 2018

Dallas Fort Worth Airport to open new cold chain facility

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) announced plans to build a 37,000-square-foot cold chain facility, to be operated by AirLogistix USA. The airport expects the facility to come online this summer. With 14,000 square feet of refrigerated storage space, the new transfer facility will give DFW the ability to control warehousing temperatures for shipments of […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 3, 2017

Additional AA Cargo widebody targets Puerto Rican pharma

Starting April 4, 2017, American Airlines will add a daily A330-200 widebody flight to its extant twice daily narrow-body scheduled service between San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín Airport (SJU) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). PHL is home to American Airlines Cargo’s dedicated, 25,000-square-foot pharmaceutical facility, making Philly an important node for importing Puerto Rican pharmaceuticals. […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 11, 2017

SATS, Bengaluru make moves for India’s lucrative pharma shipments

India’s first integrated, on-airport perishable-cargo handling center held its soft opening at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru. At Bengaluru, perishable cargo volume has had a 15 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in recent years. The new addition, run by Air India SATS Airport Services (AISATS) and called CoolPort, is a play to boost […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 6, 2016

Delta Cargo enhances pharma handling at Rio de Janiero

Rio de Janiero is now a Delta Cargo Variation Pharma 4 station, making it the first in Latin America. Effective June 13, the Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport (GIG) became one of only 49 airports around the world certified to handle Variation Pharma products, and one of a select 16 that can handle pharmaceuticals […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 15, 2016

Panalpina earns its first CEIV-pharma cert at Brussels

Continuing a long string of supply-chain stakeholders that have concentrated on improving their pharmaceutical handling operations at Brussels Airport, Panalpina’s facility has earned its Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharma traffic. The achievement represents the first Panalpina station to earn a cert via the IATA’s much-sought-after CEIV validation process. “Unlike the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 28, 2016

DHL opens urban logistics center in Singapore

To prepare for an expected increase in pharmaceutical and high-tech air cargo traffic in the Southeast Asian region, DHL Supply Chain has opened a new logistics center in Singapore that the company said will improve the efficiency of its current operations by 20 percent. The design, DHL said, will be considered a model for its […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 21, 2016

Swiss WorldCargo inks Va-Q-tec container agreement

Swiss WorldCargo recently signed a partnership agreement with container manufacturer Va-Q-tec to provide passive temperature-controlled ULDs for the transport of pharmaceuticals and other sensitive goods. The signing ceremony was held at the Zurich offices of Swiss WorldCargo’s parent company, Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. “Va-Q-tec has been requested by pharma customers to establish a partnership […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 20, 2016

Three to watch: Reich righting the ship at Cargolux

When Dirk Reich, a former executive with forwarder Kuehne + Nagel, was appointed president and CEO of Luxembourg- based cargo carrier Cargolux International in March 2014, the carrier was deeply riven by personnel changes, labor concerns over foreign investment ventures and the lingering stain of the surcharge price fixing scandal that toppled former CEO, Ulrich […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 1, 2015

CAL Group first to earn CEIV for air and ground

Tel-Aviv-based CAL Group recently became the first logistics group to earn IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators, Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) certification for its airline, ground handling and roadfeeder operations. The CEIV-Pharma certification applies to the group’s hub at Liège Airport, including facilities, equipment, operations and staff. CAL’s road-feeder services are provided through a partnership […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 11, 2015

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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