Tackling pharma’s ‘blackhole’

Brussels airport has launched a pilot project to end the industry-wide airside “black hole” that remains a major problem for pharma shippers globally when sending their goods by airfreight.
The Belgian hub is working with industry players to find a benchmark solution that can monitor and control airside temperatures.
Steven Polmans, head of cargo at the airport, says: “The project – together with handlers, forwarders and shippers –  will set up a pool of temperature controlled dollies at the airport.
He adds: “These dollies will have real time temperature monitoring and, via our cargo community system in the cloud, will give direct information to those involved in the transport. 
“This year, the main goal is to test the system, the dollies, the temperature ranges it can meet, etc. By the fourth quarter we should have a complete mapping system to implement at a larger scale for all users.” 
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