Pharma.Aero enlarges its membership base with Dubai-based logistics and transportation services company First Priority Cargo, global 4PL BDP International, and Lima-based ground handler SAASA (Servicios Aeroportuarios Andinos).
Over the course of the last two months, Pharma.Aero has onboarded a total of eight new members. Jeremy Mitchell, director at Pharma.Aero comments: “The membership of Pharma.Aero continues to grow with like-minded logistics companies,” adding, “we look forward to the new collaborations that could emerge between these new members and our existing members.”
First Priority Cargo has been a long-time partner of Sharjah Airport and Mitchell notes that the fact it is becoming a member of Pharma.Aero is testament towards the growing significance of pharma at Sharjah Airport (SHJ).
Pharma.Aero also welcomed BDP International, which has been providing global logistics services for the pharma industry for decades and SAASA, which provides handling & storage of pharma shipments. The joining of SAASA enlarges the organisation’s network in South America.
Ditlip Sitlani, VP, Business Intelligence & Operations at First Priority Cargo says: “We strive to be the best in customer service and pharma safety is an important part of the end to end journey. We are pleased to join a collaborative organisation which understands the care and responsibilities we should all have in this industry. We look forward to adding value and sharing of our thoughts and new ideas with the entire Pharma.Aero membership.”
Simona Ravera, director of sales, EMEA LifeSciences & Healthcare, Business Development Solutions, at BDP International comments: “Following our long term strategic plan and initiatives related to the LifeSciences & Healthcare industry such as to build around customer needs and service models in end-to-end pharmaceutical logistics, BDP International is happy to be part of Pharma.Aero.
“The nature of this business requires strong industry cooperation. We do believe in a community and collaborative approach which promotes the exchanges of good practices.”
And Enrique Vargas Loret de Mola, CEO at SAASA adds: “SAASA’s aim is to have the highest standards in the handling of Pharma by providing training tools to our team of collaborators and adequate infrastructure to ensure product integrity. To achieve this goal, we have to be at the forefront of new and best practices for the storage and handling of Pharma cargo and be part of a globally recognised network.”
Pharma.Aero, a non-profit organisation with its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, aims to achieve excellence in reliable end-to-end air transportation for LifeScience and Medtech shippers, by fostering collaboration between CEIV certified airport communities.