Pharma.Aero doubles it membership to 16

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Pharma.Aero has welcomed an additional eight companies into the organization to take its membership to 16.

Among them are pharmaceutical shippers Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, Merck Sharp & Dohme, as well as other air cargo stakeholders, which comprises of DHL Temperature Management Solutions, Expeditors, EuroAirport Basel, 4Advice and e-CARGOWARE.

Pharma.Aero chairman, Nathan De Valck says: “Within a short span of six months, Pharma.Aero has achieved our top priority of expanding the membership base to other stakeholders in the pharmaceutical supply chain.

“The recent addition of the three global pharmaceuticals shippers marks a significant milestone to the organisation as we will be able to collaborate closely with the pharmaceutical shippers on projects to achieve a reliable end-to-end air transport for pharmaceutical cargo.

“Together with the air cargo stakeholders, we will develop global pharmaceutical trade lanes, implement best practices and share market knowledge and expertise.

“Pharma.Aero welcomes other IATA CEIV airport communities, shippers, airline carriers, logistics companies, and other pharmaceutical stakeholders with like-minded goals to become members.”

Pharma-Aero was launched last year by Brussels Airport and Miami International Airport, to create pharma trade lanes with standardised processes. Every member has to be CEIV Pharma certified. Other members include Changi Airport, Mumbai International Airport and Sharjah International Airport.