Pharma.Aero adds new members to its network

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April 11, 2018: Pharma.Aero initiative started by Brussels Airport and Miami Airport continues to expand its network with new members joining the organisation in the last two months.

The executive committee of the organisation represented by with Changi Airport Group Jaisey Yip and Lim Shyan Jun, Brussels Airport by Nathan De Valck and Miami International Airport by Jimmy Nares, all underline the importance of the continuous growth globally.

“Over the past months, Pharma.Aero was represented at the most important pharma conferences targeting the airfreight life science industry. And, with the accelerated pace of companies lining up to become members, it is clear that many of the operators of the industry appreciate the content that Pharma.Aero is bringing to our industry. The addition of KIX as a member of Pharma.Aero along with Southeast Asian airports who are already members (Singapore, Changi International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport), bolsters MIA’s initiative to increase cargo and add passenger service with airports in that region”, Jimmy Nares, vice-chairman and representative of Miami International Airport (MIA), Pharma.Aero.

Kansai Airport is the new airport member to join the organisation. By joining this initiative, the airport aims to improve pharma transport practices. “Although Japan is a country with a large distribution of pharmaceuticals, quality standards and distribution are not advanced. It is necessary to introduce world standards and raise transportation quality in Japan. By joining Pharma.Aero, we are working closely with not only our stakeholders but also other airports and shippers in other areas to improve transportation quality. We would like to be the leading airport for air pharmaceutical transportation in Northeast Asia,” says SHINGU, Hayato, Cargo Development Group Aviation Sales & Marketing Dept. Kansai Airports, Japan.

“Penta Freight is now embarking upon CEIV certification as part of the pilot community in India, clearly underlining its commitment to continuous improvement and being a specialist logistics service provider to the pharmaceutical industry. In its 25th year in business, Penta Freight sees Pharma.Aero as an ideal platform to collaborate with like-minded communities across the world and invigorate their global footprint, “ says Aditya Parulkar, president at Penta Freight, India.“

“Like other members of the Pharma.Aero organization, we share a commitment to identifying best practices to improve visibility and security within every stage of the supply chain. By working together, we can effect change that will lead to better patient health,” said Camille Diges, global director of Life Sciences at Unisys.

Pharma.Aero was launched officially at the TIACA Air Cargo Forum in Paris in October 2016.

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