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 […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 10, 2019

SIA Cargo expands pharma corridors, signs lease with SkyCell

Singapore Airlines (SIA) Cargo has boosted its pharma capabilities with the addition of Amsterdam (AMS) and Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to its THRUCOOL corridor network. The carrier has also signed a three-year lease agreement with temperature-controlled container provider SkyCell. Customers will now be able to choose SIA’s THRUCOOL service to transport pharmaceutical shipments from […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 13, 2019

SIA Cargo’s reintegration pays off as cargo revenues surge in first half

SIA Cargo’s reintegration into parent company Singapore Airlines seems to have reversed the steep losses at the Singaporean cargo carrier. Just-posted half-year operating profits of US$23 million represent a $56.5 million, year-over-year, increase. Total cargo revenues for the first half of FY 2017-18 were also up $90 million on higher freight carriage (up by 6.1 […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 8, 2017

SIA Cargo to be re-integrated into Singapore Airlines

After operating for more than 16 year as a standalone company, SIA Cargo will be re-integrated into its former parent, Singapore Airlines, by the first half of 2018, as the struggling carrier moves to improve efficiency across the wider SIA Group. The announcement came in the wake of SIA Group’s net loss of US$99 million […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 25, 2017

Cargo traffic rises as losses deepen for SIA Cargo

SIA Cargo reported a loss of US$36.3 million, even as traffic rose 2.6 percent, year-over-year, in 2015, which, according to its financial calendar, ended on March 31.  Although operating expenses were indeed driven down by lower fuel costs, falling $122.7 million for the year, yields fell at an even faster pace, down 11.6 percent. Declines […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 16, 2016

Changi Airport to go for CEIV certification

Singapore’s Changi Airport and six companies who are active in pharmaceutical handling are planning to work toward attaining IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validator’s (CEIV) certification according to the Singapore Business Review. This is the first initiative of its kind in Asia. The CEIV program was created to improve the operational and preparedness procedures […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 12, 2016