Cairo pharma hub revamp

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo has invested in revamping the cool chain facilities at Cairo airport in Egypt.

The pharmaceutical industry in Egypt has been growing steadily for the past five years, with an estimated value forecast at $8bn by 2015.

The airline has made the investment to cope with both pharma sector growth and local natural conditions that see average temperatures above 30°C for more than six months a year.

The facility has a 124 cu m room available to accommodate pharmaceutical products between 15°C and 25°C. On top of this, the capacity of the 2°C to 8°C cold room has been doubled to 420 cu m, to cope with large scale pharmaceutical shipments.

Temperate climates are also being considered. The central cargo hub of Paris-CDG, G1XL, can now offer three additional cool rooms for pharmaceutical loose shipments to be kept between 2°C and 8°C.

Please come see us at the Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals Air Cargo Conference, Lancaster London Hotel, London, UK 14 – 16 December 2014

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