Saudia introduces pharma product

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Saudia Cargo has introduced its new Pharma.2.World Active product, for temperature sensitive products.

Pharma.2. World Active shipments can be booked via local Saudia Cargo sales offices and will initially be available to and from Riyadh. Subsequent phases will see the rollout of the product to additional stations within the Saudia Cargo network. Saudia says that using active heating and cooling cargo containers, the correct temperatures required for the transport of pharmaceutical and life science products, whatever the external temperature maybe. 

“We are very excited to be launching the first phase of Pharma.2.World Active,” says Nabil Khojah, chief executive officer at Saudia Cargo. “This new product will enable us to offer a reliable, high quality service to the pharmaceutical and life science industries for which temperature management is crucial”. 

This is due to an agreement with Envirotainer and CSafe, under which customers can lease a choice of active containers from selected origin points on the Saudia Cargo network. Saudia adds that a major upgrade to the airline’s Riyadh facilities and selected origin points will ensure that the correct product temperature is maintained throughout the journey. 

The carrier claims that additional benefits of Pharma.2.World Active include: ready-to-lease containers offering temperature control ranging from minus 20 degrees Celsius to plus 25 degrees Celsius; a dedicated product manager with specially trained staff and specific handling procedures; temperature, battery and re-icing checks as necessary during acceptance, transit and delivery; and priority access to capacity on selected flights and pre-alerts to facilitate customs clearance and delivery. Saudi Airlines Cargo operates a fleet of 15 freighters and sells the belly-capacity on 145 passenger aircraft for Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier Saudia, spanning a rapidly expanding global network of 225 destinations.

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