Aramex lands NewBridge pharma contract

Dubai-based Aramex is partnering with specialist shipper NewBridge Pharmaceuticals to provide logistics services in the Middle East, Africa, Canada and the UK.
Also based in Dubai, NewBridge’s customers include pharmaceuticals, biological, genomics and other healthcare companies.
Through the partnership, Aramex is managing the logistics of patient samples across clinics and hospitals from the Middle East to the US for advanced clinical testing.
Aramex is also providing temperature controlled storage and transportation of medication for NewBridge from various distribution hubs in the UK and Canada to healthcare facilities within the Middle East and Africa.
The logistics specialist will also provide NewBridge with customs clearance, secondary packaging, labeling, vaulting and guarded transport services as part of the partnership.
Hussein Hachem, chief executive of Aramex, said: “By working closely with NewBridge we are able to further penetrate the healthcare market, take advantage of the increased demand for logistics services in the pharmaceutical industry and better support people who require medicine and other pharmaceutical needs to be delivered to them effectively and efficiently.”
Joe Henein, chief executive of NewBridge, said: “This partnership with Aramex gives us significant opportunities to expand our business proposition and take advantage of the increasing demand for our solutions across the Middle East and Africa
He added: “We remain committed to servicing the Middle East and Africa and this partnership will allow us to serve more businesses and consumers who need critical medical attention in the region.”
In addition to having facility hubs based in the UK and Canada, Aramex plans “soon” to set up a third facility hub in the US.
The Air Cargo News Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals Air Cargo Conference will take place in London this year at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport at Terminal 4 on November 22 and 23.

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