Pharma.Aero has enlarged its membership with a new airport member – Guarulhos Airport, global ground and cargo handling service provider dnata and transporting and warehousing company Ivemar.
Jaisey Yip, vice chairman, Pharma.Aero, commented: “We are delighted to welcome these major air cargo players representing different nodes of the air cargo supply chain into the Pharma.Aero family. We also look forward to working closely with each of the new members in delivering our mission to achieve excellence in end-to-end air transportation of pharmaceuticals.”
Monica Lamas, commercial & cargo director, Guarulhos Airport added: “During the past few years, Guarulhos Airport has received important investments in infrastructure, technology and process improvements, aiming at offering the highest quality and reliability to the pharmaceutical industries. Guarulhos Airport is the largest hub in Brazil for pharma imports. CEIV IATA was a very important achievement in this journey, and now, becoming members of Pharma.Aero will take Guarulhos Airport to a new level, as we will be side by side with the specialists of this platform, sharing innovations in air cargo industry and being part of the network of excellence in the pharma supply chain.”
Dirk Goovaerts, chief executive officer, Asia Pacific, dnata, added: “dnata is proud to be a part of the Pharma.Aero community. We believe our membership is a testament to our ambition to work with industry stakeholders and provide reliable end-to-end air transportation for pharma shippers across the supply chain. Since the start of the pandemic, it has become increasingly crucial for both airlines and freight forwarders to be supported by an accredited ground handler like dnata to ensure the efficient handling of all types of life-saving vaccines coming through the air cargo supply chain. Our company strives to stay ahead of the curve by making investments in processes and equipment that enable us to offer enhanced services to our customers.”
Yves Smets, chief executive officer, Ivemar, remarked: “We are honoured by the membership to become part of the Pharma.Aero community. As we are committed to a high standard dedicated service in pharma transportation and warehousing, we are ready to play an important role during the current COVID-19 crisis in a thorough and reliable long-term partnership with our customers”.