AirBridgeCargo sees pharma volumes grow 60 percent in 2018
Jan 23, 2019: AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has seen demand for its specialized pharma product - %u2018abc pharma' rise 60 percent year-on-year in 2018, significantly outpacing the market average increase for pharma volumes last year of 10 percent.
The Russian all cargo carrier, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, aims to provide its pharmaceutical customers and freight forwarders with more specialist cool chain solutions in 2019.
Last year, the airline supported its pharma customers by extending its network of IATA CEIV Pharma and Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP) certified stations, enlarged the number of temperature-controlled containers it offers to include the latest RAP size units with higher payload capacity, and increased the number of temperature loggers authorised for airfreight transportation.
ABC also provided customers with the ability to request specific equipment to monitor and track each shipment's environment to ensure the integrity of their pharma products throughout the transportation process.
'We plan to develop the close cooperation between the three key cool chain partners %u2013 the airline, freight forwarders and pharma manufacturers %u2013 to ensure we consistently deliver effective logistics solutions which, ultimately, contribute to our shared objective of helping consumers and patients enjoy longer and healthier lives,' stated Fedor Novikov, Global director, Pharma at AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
The carrier started to develop its specialist pharma services in 2016.