Cargo complex Sheremetyevo’ launches new cold chain facilities and services to support AirBridgeCargo’s growing pharma business

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Moscow, September 27, 2014 (STAT):-Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport temperature-controlled infrastructure will be enhanced at ‘Cargo complex Sheremetyevo’ in support of AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ (ABC) new Boeing 747F services from Basel in Switzerland, the home of many world’s leading life sciences organisations.

The new developments are designed to ensure the airport maintains the integrity of temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products throughout the ground handling process.

Dmitry Sudosiev, Commercial Director of ‘Cargo complex Sheremetyevo’, said: “Our cargo terminal is a major hub for AirBridgeCargo Airlines. The sensitive nature of pharmaceutical products requires the airline to ensure the maintenance of the correct temperature regime throughout the transportation process in order to meet its customers’ strict requirements. As ‘Cargo complex Sheremetyevo’ provides an important part of this process on the ground, we also have a critical role to play to ensure the protection and continuity of the cold chain ABC has promised to its customers.”

‘Cargo complex Sheremetyevo’ has put in place refrigerated vehicles and a 580m² pharmaceutical warehouse to handle temperature-controlled products, including a unique laboratory to complete the obligatory procedures required to certify pharmaceutical products for importation into Russia. As well as maintaining the cold chain and supporting all regulatory requirements, this enhancement of the cargo terminal’s capability speeds up the delivery of goods to the consignee.

The airport has worked with several leading pharmaceutical companies to verify its cold chain capabilities.

“For over 20 years, ‘Cargo complex Sheremetyevo’ has been one of the leading ground handling operators in the Moscow aviation market. This experience has enabled us to successfully implement this latest upgrading of our facilities to bring cool chain logistics in Russia to a new level,” added Dmitry Sudosiev.

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