With growth of 60% for its abc pharma product in 2018, AirBridgeCargo (ABC) Airlines is promising freight forwarders and their customers more specialist cool chain solutions for 2019.
In 2018, ABC supported its pharma customers by extending its network of IATA CEIV Pharma and Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP) certified stations, enlarged the number of temperature-controlled containers it offers to include RAP units, and increase the number of temperature loggers authorised for airfreight transportation.
ABC also provided customers with the ability to request specific equipment to monitor and track each shipment’s environment to ensure the integrity of their pharma products throughout the transportation process.
Fedor Novikov, global director pharma at ABC says: “We plan to develop the close cooperation between the three key cool chain partners – the airline, freight forwarders and pharma manufacturers – to ensure we consistently deliver effective logistics solutions which, ultimately, contribute to our shared objective of helping consumers and patients enjoy longer and healthier lives.”
ABC started developing specialist pharma services in 2016 and is an active member of industry associations and special initiatives such as pharma.aero and Pharma Gateway Amsterdam.