Cargo-partner launches new pharma centre in Mumbai

By Rachelle Harry

Freight forwarder cargo-partner has launched a new competence center for pharmaceuticals and healthcare in Mumbai, India.

Cargo-partner has been operating in India since 2007 and currently has 135 employees working in 11 offices across the country.

The company’s operations in India are led by the region managing director, Rajiv Singh, who has more than 23 years of experience working in logistics.

Commenting on the new facility in Mumbai, Singh said: “With our new pharmaceuticals and healthcare competence center, we can ensure full GDP compliance, end-to-end product integrity and professional handling at every step.

“We have put together a dedicated team of well-trained staff from our air, sea, road transport and quality management departments who can support our customers with in-depth industry expertise.

“Our processes are based on many years of experience, making use of detailed risk and deviation management procedures to achieve maximum security and efficiency.”

Rajasekhara Reddy, vice president of global demand planning and logistic head of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals — a customer at cargo-partner’s Mumbai competence centre — added: “We chose to work with cargo-partner as they represent professionalism, not only in India, but also in our destination countries, and we have grown to trust them as a highly reliable service partner who always keep their commitments.

“The launch of the cargo-partner competence center in Mumbai will strengthen our relationship on a broader scale and serve to further secure our supply chain and product integrity.”

The Mumbai competence centre is cargo-partner’s third, as it already has an airfreight-focused facility in Vienna, Austria, and a sea freight-focused centre in Hamburg, Germany.

Cargo-partner’s Vienna facility, located at Vienna Airport, has a 200 sq m pharma center with temperature-controlled areas from 2°C to 8°C. A screening machine at the pharma centre ensures the fast processing of time-sensitive shipments.

The Vienna facility is also ISO 9001:2015 Pharma certified, accredited as a Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP) and operates in accordance with GDP standards for pharmaceuticals logistics.

Earlier this year, cargo-partner was awarded a Leading Freight Forwarding Company – Pharma award at the India Cargo Awards.

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