PRESS RELEASE: PHARMA.AERO ONBOARDS QATAR CARGO AS NEW FULL MEMBER AND EMBALL’ISO AS NEW ASSOCIATE PARTNER
BRUSSELS, 5 July 2021
Pharma.Aero onboards leading international air cargo carrier Qatar Airways Cargo and temperature-controlled packaging solutions provider EMBALL’ISO as new members.
Pharma.Aero welcomes one of the world’s leading air cargo carriers Qatar Airways Cargo and isothermal solutions provider EMBALL’ISO, the pioneer of reuse and reverse logistics programmes in the cold chain logistics industry as the organisation’s new Full Member and Associate Partner respectively.
Pharma.Aero has received growing interest by different stakeholders in the pharma air cargo supply chain to be part of the organisation, especially in current times when the air cargo industry plays a critical role in transporting life-saving medical products and Covid-19 vaccines globally.
Nathan De Valck, Chairman of Pharma.Aero, said, “In the past months, though they were volatile for the entire industry, we expanded our global network and raised awareness of the need for global collaboration within the industry. The onboarding of Qatar Airways Cargo – one of the world’s leading cargo carriers – underlines our worldwide impact as a neutral collaboration platform for the global air cargo industry and pharma and life science sector.”
Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar Airways said, “Collaboration is vital to strengthen the pharma supply chain integrity. The full membership with Pharma.Aero will allow us to share and receive market knowledge and also collaborate with different air cargo stakeholders in the supply chain which will ultimately lead to continuous improvement of life science, medtech and the pharma air cargo supply chain. We look forward to collaborating with Pharma.Aero members and excel in offering a reliable end-to-end air transport and seamless cool chain.”
“As the pioneer of Pallet Shipper and Isothermal “Reuse and Reverse Logistics”, we are very pleased to join the Pharma Aero Network to help in making pharmaceutical shipments safer, less expensive and more environmental-friendly,” added Yann Martin, Global Sales Director at EMBALL’ISO.
Pharma.Aero, a non-profit organisation 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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Frank Van Gelder, Secretary General