Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has signed partnerships with trucking companies to improve the cold chain logistics from the French provinces to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
WFS will now be able to offer a fleet of temperature-controlled GDP-certified (Good Distribution Practice) pharma trucks for international air cargo distribution, expanding its pharma capability.
The new pharma trucks are positioned in Bordeaux, Mulhouse, Lyon and Strasbourg and will initially offer a weekly schedule departing every Friday evening to WFS’ €10 million Pharma Centre at Paris Charles de Gaulle. The trucks are capable of transporting 23 Euro pallets and offer a 2-8°C temperature environment. Services ex Lyon also provide a 15-25°C temperature option, a solution which can be expanded to the rest of France if needed.
“WFS has launched these services to support the development of our airline customers’ growing pharmaceutical volumes in these provinces,” said WFS’ VP cargo France Laurent Bernard.
“Having already made a significant investment in a world class pharma facility in Paris, these new vehicles extend our temperature-controlled handling services into more regions of France and will help our customers gain a bigger share of the pharma markets in these areas by enhancing the integrity and visibility of cold chains.”