Kuehne+Nagel adds new pharma charter product

By Damian Brett

Kuehne+Nagel has launched a new healthcare solution that will offer capacity on its air cargo charter flights out of Liege.

The new MedConnex service aims to address constraints in terms of airfreight capacity, especially for cargo that requires specialised handling and transportation such as temperature-controlled and GDP-compliant shipments.

The service will utilise multiple weekly charter flights from the Belgian hub to the Americas, Asia and Africa.

The service will also connect Liege with Brussels where the forwarder has a GDP-compliant and temperature-controlled warehouse and direct tarmac access.

Geert Torfs, air logistics director at Kuehne+Nagel BeLux, said: “Europe is a major exporter of healthcare goods, and thus the charters that connect Europe with major continents is in high demand.

“With this service, we support our entire European network of Kuehne+Nagel colleagues when they need to ship Healthcare products for customers to the rest of the world.”

Torsten Wefers, vice president sales & marketing at Liège Airport, added: “Liege Airport is delighted about the introduction of these regular healthcare charters of Kuehne+Nagel.

“We are looking forward to further strengthen our partnership and are fully committed to provide, together with the local handling partners, the best possible framework for Kuehne+Nagel’s own controlled flight programme.”

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