Hong Kong and Brussels airports launch pharma corridor with cool dollies
A PHARMA corridor has been established between Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and Brussels Airport for temperature-sensitive medicines, reports London's Air Cargo News
A PHARMA corridor has been established between Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and Brussels Airport for temperature-sensitive medicines, reports London's Air Cargo News.
Pharmacueticals travelling between the two will be handled in strict compliance with the CEIV Pharma standards and carried by CEIV Pharma-certified airlines.
Hong Kong airport will deploy 19 common-use, temperature-controlled cool dollies to transfer of pharmacueticals goods across airside aprons.
This is a collaboration with Pharma.Aero, which fosters co-operation between airport sectors, and has won IATA's Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification.
Said Hong Kong airport logistics manager Alaina Shum: 'This marks another milestone in our continuous endeavours to make HKIA a preferred pharmaceutical transshipment hub. We are also building apron shelters to protect the pharmaceutical shipments from direct weather elements.'
Said Brussels Airport cargo logistics chief Steven Polmans: 'Our aim is to grow the volume of pharmaceutical shipments. We have reached out to shippers to understand their requirements and work with them.'
Said Pharma.Aero chief Frank Van Gelder: 'We have received great support from our members including pharmaceuticals companies MSD and Pfizer. Their participation will help to validate the services and key performance indices.'