PRESS RELEASE: PHARMA.AERO ANNOUNCES THREE NEW FULL MEMBERS
Pharma.Aero welcomes 3 new Full Members – First Priority Cargo, BDP International and SAASA
Pharma.Aero enlarges its membership base with three new Full members – Dubai-based logistics and transportation services company First Priority Cargo, global 4PL BDP International and Lima-based ground handler SAASA (Servicios Aeroportuarios Andinos S.A). Over the course of the last two months, Pharma.Aero has onboarded a total of 8 new members.
Jeremy Mitchell, Director at Pharma.Aero added, “The membership of Pharma.Aero continues to grow with like-minded logistics companies. First Priority Cargo has been a long-time partner of Sharjah Airport. We are delighted that First Priority is becoming a member of Pharma.Aero, a testament towards the growing significance of pharma at Sharjah Airport.
Pharma.Aero also welcomes 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 our network in South America. We look forward to the new collaborations that could emerge between these new members and our existing members.”
Ditlip Sitlani, Vice President, Business Intelligence & Operations at First Priority Cargo said, “First Priority Cares! 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 shared, “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.”
Enrique Vargas Loret de Mola, CEO at SAASA added, “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 recognized network.”
Pharma.Aero, a non-profit organization with its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, aims to achieve excellence in reliable end-to-end air transportation for Life Science and Medtech shippers, by fostering collaboration between CEIV certified airport communities dedicated in developing and pioneering when it comes to handling, storage and air transportation of pharmaceuticals.
Pharma.Aero brings added value for the shipper by placing them as strategic priorities of Pharma.Aero, providing insights into the capabilities of the air cargo industry, as well as facilitating direct collaboration with the different air cargo stakeholders in the supply chain. Together, the organisation focuses on collaborative and continuous improvement of the Life Science and Medtech air cargo supply chain.
Pharma.Aero is an organisation that is proud to walk the talk. Jointly with our members, we co-ideate and co-develop projects that focus on end-to-end supply chain visibility solutions and address air transportation issues and challenges faced by the Life Science and Medtech industry. Since its inception in 2016, Pharma.Aero initiated and completed 6 projects. Consequently, technical papers for our members and white papers for the entire industry were published.
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