Kuehne+Nagel signs up with Vienna Airport’s pharma handling centre

Kuehne+Nagel has signed up to use the Vienna Pharma Handling Center at the city’s airport.

The freight forwarder said that as a result of the deal it would have access to its own, exclusive handling area, at the new 1,600 sq m centre.

Julian Jäger, member of the Management Board (COO) of Flughafen Wien, said: “Quick and efficient cargo handling is a key success factor in international freight transport. Thanks to the new Pharma Handling Center, 23 countries can now be reached within a day and a half, and 15 countries can even be supplied within 24 hours of travel time via the Vienna pharma hub. We are delighted that Kuehne + Nagel relies on our flexibility and operational excellence.”

Patrick Mair, National Airfreight Manager at Kuehne + Nagel Austria, added: “All services such as packaging, storage, loading and unloading of temperature-controlled shipments can now be offered in an exclusive handling area. An additional benefit of the partnership is the fact that the facility is situated directly at the apron with very short tarmac distances to all aircraft positions. This enables a continuous cold chain for our shipments and seamless, temperature-controlled transportation to and from the aircraft, which was not previously available at Vienna International Airport.”

Das Vienna Pharma Handling Center was opened in December 2018. It is part of the Air Cargo Center and directly accessible from both, land and airside areas.

The facility provides two separate temperature-controlled areas: A 1,600 sq m CRT (Controlled Room Temperature) area for the handling of pharmaceuticals at 15 – 25°C and an additional 153 sq m for the storage, build-up and break down of 2° – 8°C shipments.

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