AirBridgeCargo Airlines and Shanghai Pudong Air Cargo Terminals (PACTL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the time and temperature sensitive shipment sectors.
The agreement will serve as a commitment to develop, expand and promote business cooperation in this area, and follows on from the strategic cooperation agreement signed by ABC and Shanghai Airport Authority in September 2017.
Both companies are IATA CEIV certified and the MoU focuses on enhancing operations for pharmaceutical shipment by optimising internal procedures, strengthening personnel skills, and leveraging IT technology to deliver the best customer experience and support patients around the world.
ABC general director, Sergey Lazarev says: “The pharmaceutical sector sets the high level of expectations for all supply chain stakeholders. Understanding the need for high-end services our customers expect us to provide, we work with forward-thinking and trustworthy partners.
“We are proud to have PACTL among our strategic partners, sharing the same values and business prospects towards the development of the pharmaceutical sector.”
PACTL vice president, Christian Haug adds: “Now it’s the right time to collaborate with AirBridgeCargo. PACTL’s IATA CEIV has been granted since the very beginning of 2016 and the PACTL Cool Center is the newest contribution to cool chain infrastructure for all temperature sensitive goods in PVG. The facility is about 3500m2 and with the capacity to handle 100,000 tons annually.
“Meanwhile, PACTL provides integrated, qualified, and reliable cool centre solutions, and advocate to eco-friendly concepts to improve the customer values. There’s no doubt that PACTL will assist AirBridgeCargo to coordinate with all parties for TTSP shipment handling and storage.”