Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of airline giant Emirates, transported more than 75,000 tonnes of pharmaceuticals through its network during the financial year 2018-19 (FY19).
To reinforce its position as the global market leader for the air transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals, Emirates SkyCargo has significantly boosted its worldwide pharma handling capabilities and infrastructure in recent time, according to a press statement received on Wednesday.
Following up on the success of the pharma corridors initiative which was announced in January 2018, the cargo division of the Dubai-based company has expanded its initial network of 12 pharma stations to 20.
The new facility at US state of Chicago, dedicated solely for pharmaceutical shipments, is spread over 1,000 square metres with a capacity of 15,000 tonnes of pharma shipments per annum.
As part of pharma corridors, Emirates SkyCargo works with ground handling partners and other local stakeholders at the stations that are important origin or destination points for pharma.
Emirates SkyCargo first received GDP certification in 2016 which was then revalidated in 2017 and 2018. With over 8,000 square metres of dedicated pharma storage and handling space, the cargo service operates the world’s largest multi-airport GDP certified hubs in Dubai.
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