Air Cargo Management

Pharma.Aero welcomes five new members

Pharma.Aero Saudia Cargo

Pharma.Aero has announced that five new members have joined its global community of life sciences end-to-end supply chain stakeholders.

Saudia Cargo, SAL Saudi Logistics and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics have signed up as members, and Veteran Express Secure Logistics (VEXSL) and QProducts & Services have joined as associate partners.

Pharma.Aero is a cross-industry collaboration platform of over 60 manufacturers, pharma-certified airports, airlines, freight forwarders, ground handlers and other service stakeholders worldwide.

Trevor Caswell, chairman of Pharma.Aero, said: “We are thrilled to welcome such a diverse group of supply chain stakeholders to our global community. We look forward to collaborating and leveraging their expertise in addressing the industry’s challenges and enhancing end-to-end chain visibility for life science and MedTech products.”

Saudia Cargo

The cargo division of Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier, Saudia Cargo is one of the world’s most dynamic cargo airlines operating a fleet of modern freighters with access to the belly capacity of SAUDIA, which flies to over 225 destinations worldwide.

Aymen Osilan, executive director of marketing and communications at Saudia Cargo, said: “Strategic partnerships are integral to the continuous improvements we make to our airfreight product and service offerings allowing us to consistently surpass the expectations of our customers. By partnering with Pharma Aero, Saudia Cargo will further broaden its pharmaceutical transportation network and connect with key player and latest innovations and developments in this area. Our commitment to providing safe and efficient transportation of pharma products is unwavering, and we are excited to work with industry leaders to provide a wide array of specialised pharmaceutical transportation solutions catering to the specific needs of our clients.”

SAL Saudi Logistics

Logistics and supply chain solutions provider, SAL provides innovative, efficient, and integrated services and solutions to its clients. SAL handles 95 per cent of Saudi Arabia’s inbound and outbound air cargo, making it the national logistics champion within the Kingdom and a key driver in the sector’s transformation outlined in Vision 2030.

Wejdan Soruji, manager new product development of SAL, said: “We are excited to be a member of Pharma.Aero network as this is a great platform to share our experience in pharma ground handling with industry leaders. This is surely a step towards achieving our vision of becoming the logistics champion for a globally connected Saudi Arabia.”

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

A prominent international logistics provider with a rich history dating back to 1871, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics leverages their expertise in global transportation solutions and has established a specialised healthcare airfreight network to meet the unique needs of the healthcare industry. It excels in temperature-controlled logistics and offers efficient operational processes, regulatory compliance, and advanced digital solutions.

Mark van Os de Man, global airfreight product director for healthcare at Hellmann, said: “We believe that becoming a part of industry interest groups such as Pharma.Aero offers a valuable platform to engage with all stakeholders and facilitate positive changes in the healthcare and life science industry. Hellmann aims to leverage their expertise, track record, and forward-thinking approach to become a significant contributor to the Pharma.Aero community.”

QProducts & Services

Innovator in passive thermal protection, QProducts & Services has over 25 years of experience in protecting temperature sensitive goods.

Kevin Lynch, general manager, sales and marketing at QProducts & Services, said: “We are excited to collaborate with fellow member and associate partners to address temperature, sustainability and visibility challenges faced by the Pharmaceutical, Life Science and MedTech industry. Our recent expansion into APAC and EU creates more opportunities to leverage our nearly three decades of cold chain experience by contributing meaningful insights to support the Pharma.Aero mission.”

Veteran Express Secure Logistics (VEXSL)

Canadian based, veteran-owned and operated VEXSL provides secure shipping services with end-to-end blockchain-based supply chain visibility, climate control, and secure chain of custody.

Cole Fouillard, chief executive of VEXSL, said: “As a growing company, we welcome the opportunity to learn, adopt and apply the cutting-edge technologies, procedures and strategies through the collaboration of fellow associate members, partners and board members of Pharma.Aero. Our mission is to provide a safe and secure shipping solution for our customers that assures the care and custody of the products shipped while purposefully employing military veterans and first responders in the process. We couldn’t think of a more willing organisation, with such a purpose driven mission than Pharma.Aero and we look forward to the future of pharma logistics.”

(Above picture: (left) Ayman Osilan, executive director of marketing and communications, Saudia Cargo, and (right) Trevor Caswell, chairman of Pharma.Aero, and manager, demand and product development at Edmonton International Airport)

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