Ground handler WFS adds new pharma cold cargo facility at Paris CDG
FRENCH cargo handling giant Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is investing EUR10 million (US$10
FRENCH cargo handling giant Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is investing EUR10 million (US$10.9 million) in a new Pharma Centre at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), reports London's Air Cargo News.
It is the only facility owned by a ground handler dedicated to pharmaceuticals at Paris CDG. It offers both landside and airside acceptance capabilities and is fully GDP compliant.
It will also become IATA CEIV Pharma certified, as part of an initiative launched by Group ADP within the cargo community at Paris CDG Airport.
The 2,400-square metre space is 'located in the heart of CDG airport's cargo area' and, has its own docks and manoeuvring area for the loading and unloading of temperature-controlled pharmaceutical shipments.
The facility also includes a dedicated room for loose cargo storage at 15-25 degrees C with a capacity for 108 euro-pallets on four levels of racking.
It also features a dedicated cold room for loose cargo storage at 2-8 degrees C with the capacity to store 47 euro-pallets on the ground, and with additional racking also available.
There is also a small freezing room for loose cargo storage at -20 degree capable of handling nine euro-pallets at a time. Two temperature-controlled areas for 2-25 degrees C for cargo unit load devices with a combined capacity to store 53 P2P or 106 AKE pallets.
Said WFS vice president Hugo Rodrigues: 'Pharmaceuticals continue to be one of the fastest-growing air cargo products. We believe it is incumbent on ground handlers to invest in the right equipment to handle pharma products.'