LATAM Cargo is extending its specialised pharma solution as demand for international pharmaceutical transportation to Latin America surges as the Covid-19 pandemic ravages across Latin America.
LATAM’s PHARMA solution is CEIV Pharma certified and offers specialised transportation for these sensitive and delicate shipments.
The pandemic – which is currently affecting Latin America quite badly – has triggered closed-border policies and passenger flight restrictions. This led LATAM to adopt various measures to modify its itinerary and strengthen its operation in order to mitigate negative effects on its clients. This strategy has allowed LATAM Cargo to maintain a constant service throughout the health crisis, it says.
A key aspect of this is the expansion of PHARMA’s network in order to satisfy clients’ growing interest in transporting products from Europe to more Latin American markets. During the last three months, the company implemented four transit stations to expand coverage and reach currently relevant markets for its clients. These stations include Miami (USA), Santiago (Chile), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and a second entry point in Sao Paulo (Brazil).
“The goods we transport with our PHARMA solutions to Latin America are delicate and extremely sensitive to temperature deviations,” states Cristina Oñate, LATAM Cargo’s Marketing and Product Development VP.
“In order to continue satisfying our clients’ needs at such a critical time, we reacted quickly and efficiently while maintaining our product’s quality level. For each of the recently implemented routes, we have to ensure that the established protocols and procedures for our care are met”, Oñate adds.
The recently launched transit stations provide access to Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Ecuador and Paraguay and allow LATAM Cargo to offer more routes for different origins-destinations.
LATAM Cargo has a number of strategies in place for its customers, including complementing the capacity offered in freighter flights by using passenger aircraft’s bellies exclusively for cargo transportation. Additionally, and in response to clients’ requests, the company has provided transportation to destinations that weren’t part of the PHARMA network at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, and remain in place given the ongoing pandemic.
LATAM Cargo offers both a PHARMA PASSIVE and ACTIVE solutions with different temperature ranges and leasing options.