Cathay Pacific joins Pharma.Aero

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Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific has joined the cross-industry Pharma.Aero initiative, which aims to achieve excellence in the transportation and handling of pharmaceutical products.

The carrier has held IATA CEIV Pharma certification since October 2017. According to Cathay Pacific general manager cargo commercial Nelson Chin: “As Hong Kong’s home airline, Cathay Pacific is working closely with Airport Authority Hong Kong to develop a pharma ‘corridor’ to connect airport members of Pharma.Aero and provide customers with a superior service.”

CEIV Pharma standards will be applied to pharmaceutical shipments travelling along the corridor, with seamless temperature control ensuring the integrity of these valuable and sensitive items from airport to airport (A2A).

Nathan De Valck, chairman of Pharma.Aero added: “In collaboration with Pharma.Aero and our pharma shipper members, key performance indicators of the pharma corridor will be clearly defined, targeting to set A2A pharma handling standards.”

Cathay Pacific’s membership of the collaborative project was announced at the IATA World Cargo Symposium, currently under way in Singapore.