IAG Cargo’s new multi-million euro Constant Climate centre opens in Madrid
Feb 26, 2019: International Airlines Group (IAG) Cargo has opened new Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certified pharmaceutical facility in Madrid.
The centre, dedicated to its Constant Climate product for transporting time and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products, is the latest addition to IAG Cargo%u2019s Madrid hub, which handles over 250,000 tonnes of cargo per year.
Work on the new facility that features two dedicated temperature-controlled chambers began in June 2018.
The facility will allow IAG Cargo to increase the volumes of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products passing through its Madrid hub, primarily serving the growing Latin American pharmaceuticals market, projected to increase by 9 percent per year until 2028.
The new centre is operated by an expert team, with shipments loaded onto dedicated airside docks and served by a specialist fleet of refrigerated trucks in order to protect the pharmaceuticals from the cargo terminal to loading onto aircraft.
Trusted by the world%u2019s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, the service is managed via a dedicated team who handle bookings, advise on packaging solutions and ensure shipments meet the strictest of regulatory standards.
Camilo Garcia, director of Sales, Marketing and Products at IAG Cargo said: %u201CThe opening of this new Constant Climate centre reflects our continued investment in our infrastructure and operations. Constant Climate was the first pharma-only product to the market and last year we shipped over 25,000 tonnes of life-saving medicines and vaccines.
%u201CGood Distribution Practice (GDP) is a critical focus for our Constant Climate product as it ensures delivery of medicine to the end-patient in a pure, potent and stable condition. All of our staff involved in the handling of Constant Climate shipments are GDP trained and the certification of the Madrid facility means that all three of our Constant Climate hubs - London, Dublin and Madrid - are GDP certified, driving quality across our network.%u201D
You may also like:-
The airline continues to gradually and safely restore its network, delivering on its health and safety promise as it responds to growth in passenger demand across the globe.
All of them are certified by the IATA CEIV Pharma or by the British MHRA, making them benchmark operations in the Swissport network.
The airline’s variety of fuel-efficient efficient aircraft and strategic network management has enabled it to quickly resume flights and expand services in line with passenger demand.
As Boeing's first chief sustainability officer, Raymond will be responsible for further advancing Boeing's approach to sustainability that is focused on environmental, social and governance priorities, stakeholder-oriented reporting and company performance.
Eastern Airlines has roped in Mike Duggan as director of International Cargo Business Development. Duggan will also be responsible to lead and support the carrier’s move into freighter operations.
Amid over 18 per cent and 19 per cent drop in the overall market tonnage and FTK (freight tonne-kilometres), respectively, the Group managed to hold on to 5 per cent and 10 per cent decrease.
The announcement on September 16 was welcomed by the country’s beleaguered airline sector, which has been lobbying for months for the reopening of international travel.
From a more efficient baggage-handling system that accommodates luggage of all sizes and shapes so skis don’t need to be dropped off at a special coun
The company has been well established for many years in both countries through network partnerships and decided to open its own offices in each location to offer customers a full spectrum of multi-modal services.
FAA approval officially enables reciprocal EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) approval, which is anticipated in the very near future.
The global rollout of CargoWise across a. hartrodt operations in Asia, South and North America, Oceania and Europe, will be a staged process with completion by March 2023.
The hospital which included generators, tents, HEPA filters and medical equipment, can facilitate up to 200 people to receive potential lifesaving treatment.
Glyn Hughes, current global head of cargo at International Air Transport Association (IATA), leaves the airline industry organisation amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.