K+N opens exclusive handling area at Vienna Airport

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Kuehne + Nagel has been given its own exclusive handling area at the 1,600 sqm Vienna Pharma Handling Center (VPHC).

The pharma centre was opened in December 2018, and is part of the Air Cargo Center with direct access from both land and airside areas.

The facility provides two separate temperature-controlled areas, with a 1,600 sqm controlled room temperature area for the handling of pharmaceuticals at 15-25C and an additional 153 sqm for 2-8C shipments.

The pharma centre exclusively handles temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products and Vienna Airport invested €1.8 million in the centre.

Julian Jäger, member of the management board for Vienna Airport operator Flughafen Wien says: “Thanks to the new Pharma Handling Center, 23 countries can now be reached within a day and a half, and 15 countries can even be supplied within 24 hours of travel time via the Vienna pharma hub. We are delighted that Kuehne + Nagel relies on our flexibility and operational excellence.”

Heiko Schuhmacher, regional airfreight manager for Kuehne + Nagel says: “This partnership between Kuehne + Nagel and the Vienna International Airport will further enhance service levels for our customers from the pharma & healthcare industry in Austria and the neighbouring countries. By using Kuehne + Nagel’s KN PharmaChain customers gain access to industry-specific, GxP compliant transport and logistics solutions with the same high-quality standards worldwide.”

Patrick Mair, national airfreight manager at Kuehne + Nagel Austria says: “All services such as packaging, storage, loading and unloading of temperature-controlled shipments can now be offered in an exclusive handling area. An additional benefit of the partnership is the fact that the facility is situated directly at the apron with very short tarmac distances to all aircraft positions.”