AirBridgeCargo and PACTL sign MoU aimed at pharma customers in China
16 / 05 / 2018
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co Ltd (PACTL) have signed up for closer cooperation on time & temperature sensitive shipments, primarily pharmaceutical and healthcare products.
The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will serve as a commitment by both parties to develop, expand, and promote business cooperation in this area, and corresponds to the strategic cooperation agreement between ABC and Shanghai Airport Authority signed in September 2017.
Both companies are already IATA CEIV Pharma-certified. A joint statement said that the MoU will concentrate "on the enhancement of operations for pharma shipments by optimizing internal procedures, strengthening personnel skills, and leveraging innovative IT technologies".
Sergey Lazarev, general director of ABC, said: “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.”
Christian Haug, Vice President of PACTL, said: “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 [Shanghai airport].
"The facility is about 3,500 sq m and with the capacity to handle 100,000 tons annually. Meanwhile, PACTL provides integrated, qualified, and reliable cool center 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.”
Shanghai airport was among ABC’s first online stations in China and the company currently operates more than 20 weekly flights.
The official signing ceremony was held on the first day of the Air Cargo China 2018 exhibition.