Air Cargo Europe: Lux-Airport, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminal sign GDP MoU


Lux-Airport and Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminal (HACTL) have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a Good Distribution Practice (GDP) trade lane for pharmaceuticals between Luxembourg and Hong Kong.

They aims to support safe and secure transportation of pharmaceuticals, educate businesses about GDP, and verify quality in the supply chain. Lux-Airport chief executive officer (CEO), Johan Vanneste, says: “I am convinced this is a very interesting and unique development for shippers of valuable pharma shipments, and that it will stimulate traffic between Hong Kong … and Luxembourg.” Lux-Air owns Luxembourg Airport.

HACTL CEO, Mark Whitehead, says: “This agreement between Lux Airport and HACTL makes perfect sense as it enables us to create a GDP standard pharma lane between us.”

The signing took place on 6 May 2015 at the seventh Air Cargo Europe exhibition and conference. Cargolux International Airlines senior vice president for global logistics, Kevin Nash, and LuxairCargo executive vice president, Laurent Jossart both attended the ceremony.