Turkish Cargo has announced it has launched three new pharma products – TK Pharma Standard, TK Pharma Extra, and TK Pharma Advanced.
The new products will help to meet the high expectations of customers by developing flexible solutions for pharmaceutical and medical consignments in various categories, the carrier says.
Ali Türk, chief cargo officer of Turkish Airlines, said: “We are proud to be a trusted solution partner, which has helped us achieve a market share of 7% in the global air transportation of pharmaceuticals and medical products.
“We, as Turkish Cargo, are making innovative investments for the purpose of not only solidifying such trust but also adapting to the dynamics of the ever-growing healthcare industry.
“With the new offers, Turkish Cargo is committed to providing its business partners with more assurance, transparency, and better visibility for an enhanced quality and widened range of services.”
TK Pharma Standard
TK Pharma Standard enables temperature-sensitive cargo to be shipped in compliance with the industry requirements.
Shipments carried with the TK Pharma Standard will benefit from expert handling, high priority for loading, dedicated temperature-controlled storage, a trained and dedicated operations team with 24/7 customer services, available throughout the entire TK Pharma Network under the assurance of Turkish Cargo.
TK Pharma Extra
For pharmaceuticals and medical products with a higher sensitivity to temperature and time, which are shipped by making use of passive packaging methods and require extra protection during apron transportation, are carried above and beyond the expectations of the industry thanks to TK Pharma Extra.
While they are on the apron, TK Pharma Extra consignments are carried by temperature-controlled dollies* and monitored from the point of departure to the destination by the 24/7 Pharma Control Tower.
TK Pharma Extra is available only at ‘TK Pharma High-Quality Stations’ that have been audited and approved by the TK Cargo Pharma quality team.
TK Pharma Advanced
TK Pharma Advanced provides the opportunity to consign with near-zero risk against temperature deviation by making use of active temperature-controlled or hybrid/advanced passive containers.
The TK Pharma Advanced cargo is carried at a fixed temperature between -70°C/+30°C, depending on the requests of the customers.
The expert team, established specifically for TK Pharma Advanced, not only manages the transportation processes but also provides the customers with consultancy services in terms of container leasing.
With its dedicated storage facilities at four different temperature ranges at the SMARTIST TCC (Temperature Controlled Centre) at Istanbul Airport, Turkish Cargo provides the opportunity to maintain pharmaceuticals and medical products at optimal conditions thanks to SMARTIST TCC that is fully dedicated to TK Pharma.
Turkish Cargo also provides temperature-controlled build-up, break-down, and automated ULD storage for pharmaceutical and healthcare shipments at the SMARTIST TCC.
*Temperature-controlled dollies are being used for protecting the pharmaceuticals and medical products against the ambient conditions during the course of performance of the apron handling process between the TCC (Temperature Controlled Centre) and the aircraft.
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