Singapore Airlines has launched THRUCOOL, a service to transport high-value, time-sensitive and temperature controlled pharmaceutical cargo with speed and reliability.
THRUCOOL offers dedicated cold chain services to safeguard the integrity of pharmaceuticals and healthcare shipments, including priority uplift and handling, quick ramp transfer at airports, cold room facilities, as well as thermal blankets and covers for insulation.
Customers can also opt to place shipments in temperature controlled containers, and track their location during shipping.
The airline has partnered with SATS, Cargologic and Qantas Freight to launch a ‘quality corridor’ along the Zurich-Singapore-Sydney route.
Complying with IATA CEIV Pharma standards, the quality corridor addresses the industry’s need for safety, reducing the potential for product loss attributed to handling and environmental factors such as temperature excursions.
Singapore Airlines senior vice president for cargo, Chin Yau Seng says: “We are acutely aware of the life-saving role these shipments play in societies across the world and THRUCOOL is our assurance that our customers’ cargo will receive the best care not only on our flights but also on the ground during transit.
“We will continue to collaborate with our industry partners to expand our network of quality corridors to further promote the integrity of pharmaceutical products in their journey across key trade lanes.”
Singapore Airlines was the first airline in Asia Pacific to be awarded IATA CEIV Pharma certification and is a member of CEIV communities including Pharma@Changi and Pharma.Aero.