Emirates SkyCargo opens new purpose-built Chicago pharma cargo unit
EMIRATES SkyCargo has commenced handling pharmaceutical cargo at a new purpose-built facility in Chicago, reports the European Pharmaceutical Review of Bradsted Kent
EMIRATES SkyCargo has commenced handling pharmaceutical cargo at a new purpose-built facility in Chicago, reports the European Pharmaceutical Review of Bradsted Kent.
The new Emirates SkyCargo facility is solely dedicated to pharmaceutical shipments, is spread over 1,000 square metres and has scope for additional expansion.
It has a capacity of 15,000 tonnes of pharmaceutical shipments per annum and provides comprehensive protection for pharmaceutical cargo through temperature-controlled zones for acceptance and delivery, pharmaceutical cargo build up and break down, as well as storage and direct ramp access.
'Emirates SkyCargo is committed to the safe and secure transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments. Having a dedicated facility for pharma at one of our busiest stations for pharma in our network is a big boost to our pharma handling credentials and capability,' said Emirates SkyCargo vice president Nabil Sultan.
The facility, which is developed in partnership with ground handling company, Maestro, offers temperature-controlled zones (2-8 degree Celsius and 15-25 degree Celsius). The proximity of the facility to the ramp also means that cargo has to spend lesser time in transit to and from the terminal to the aircraft.