Pharma.Aero adds trio to membership

18 / 09 / 2017

Pharma.Aero has seen three more companies join the worldwide platform which aims to foster strong collaboration among its membership of airport communities, pharma shippers, and other pharma logistics stakeholders.

Logistics company Expeditors and specialist cool-chain ULD provider Envirotainer have joined the organisation, along with Pharma.Aero's seventh airport member, Montevideo Free Airport, bringing the total number of member companies to 18.

Nathan De Valck, chairman of Pharma.Aero, said: “The Pharma.Aero membership base is expanding to include all stakeholders in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Our cross-industry collaboration now involves pharmaceutical manufacturers, airports, airlines, logistics service providers and solution providers.

"This large scope allows us to tackle a broad range of improvement projects in the Pharma.Aero working groups. Together with these air cargo stakeholders, we will develop global pharmaceutical trade lanes, implement best practices and share market knowledge and expertise.”

Peter Van Domburg, district manager Belgium & Luxembourg for Expeditors, said: “Close partnerships, consistent global execution, targeted communications, and deep industry expertise allow Expeditors’ logistics specialists to successfully navigate through the complexities of the healthcare industry.

"Pharma.Aero personifies the answers to these needs and why Expeditors believes in the success of this kind of collaboration which helps preserve the integrity of Healthcare products for the patients at the end of the supply chain.”

Bruno Guella, managing director at MVD Free Airport, said that joining Pharma.Aero will provide "a solid platform for a better understanding of key tendencies and issues present throughout the pharmaceutical supply chain".

Guella continued: "It hopes to provide the network with strategic insights on the challenges faced throughout emerging markets and the best practices and lessons learnt that will enable the industry itself to raise the bar in terms of quality distribution standards.”

Anna Levander, chief sales officer at Envirotainer, explained: ”At Envirotainer we feel very strongly that bringing the industry together to collectively further best practices based on real experience is the way forward to secure the integrity of pharmaceutical products.”

Pharma.Aero was started by Brussels and Miami airports in October 2016.

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