If Pactl is any indication, May will be a great month

Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co Ltd (Pactl, the biggest handler at Shanghai’s Pudong Airport) reported a 13.0% y-o-y increase in its May cargo handle to 154,000 tonnes, its best monthly result this year. Pactl started the year strongly, with a 12.3% y-o-y increase for the combined January/February period, and stayed in double digits […]
  • David Harris
  • June 8, 2017

CEIV – Stakeholders must be honest about their limitations

IATA’s CEIV Pharma program has succeeded in making air freight a less risky proposition for pharma shippers, but, as delegates to the World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Abu Dhabi learned yesterday, about 25% of vaccines still reach their destination in “degraded condition.” And Andrea Gruber, IATA’s Senior Manager Special Cargo said the air freight industry […]
  • David Harris
  • March 14, 2017

Lufthansa Cargo becomes doubly cool

Lufthansa Cargo’s Frankfurt Cool Center will nearly double in size, from the current 4,500 square meters, to 8,000 square meters. This is yet another indication of the international pharma market’s growing demand for air freight. At a time when the air freight industry as a whole was chastised for its inability to safely transport temperature-sensitive […]
  • David Harris
  • January 10, 2017

Getting pharmaceuticals back in the air

Will CEIV stem the shift of Pharma shipments from air to ocean? The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) is the odd, and not particularly informative name for a program launched by IATA in 2013, with the aim of upgrading and standardizing the entire pharmaceutical supply chain  an effort to convince the life science […]
  • David Harris
  • March 12, 2015