Pharmaceutical transportation and handling organization Pharma.Aero has a new member after Cathay Pacific joined the supply chain initiative.
The carrier’s membership was announced this week at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium in Singapore. Cathay Pacific as its hub at Hong Kong International Airport and has held IATA CEIV Pharma certification since October 2017.
Cathay Pacific general manager cargo commercial, Nelson Chin said: “As Hong Kong’s home airline, Cathay Pacific is working closely with Airport Authority Hong Kong to develop a pharma ‘corridor’ to connect airport members of Pharma.Aero and provide customers with a superior service.”
CEIV Pharma standards will be applied to pharma shipments travelling along the Hong Kong corridor, with seamless temperature control ensuring the integrity of the valuable and sensitive shipments from airport to airport (A2A).
Pharma.Aero chairman, Nathan De Valck added: “In collaboration with Pharma.Aero and our pharma shipper members, key performance indicators of the pharma corridor will be clearly defined, targeting to set A2A pharma handling standards.”