Changi airport launches pharma community

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Changi airport has launched the Pharma@Changi initiative: a new pharma community that will collaborate to improve the handling of pharmaceutical air cargo in the local supply chain.

Changi Airport Group has penned a Memorandum of Understanding with nine air cargo companies in connection with the new initiative, which include Bollore Logistics, CEVA logistics Singapore, DHL Global Forwarding, dnata Singapore, Expeditors Singapore, Global Airfreight International, SATS, Schenker Singapore and Singapore Airlines Cargo.

All of the partners have all achieved the IATA CEIV Certification for Pharmaceutical Handling. The companies will jointly work to promote standards in pharmaceuticals handling and promote Changi airport as a trusted pharmaceuticals air cargo hub in the region. They will assess pharmaceutical logistics trends and technologies and evaluate the implementation of pilot projects.

CAG Managing Director for Air Hub Development, Lim Ching Kiat, commented on the new initiative. "As the first air cargo community in Asia Pacific to attain the IATA CEIV Pharma certification, the new Pharma@Changi initiative aims to further solidify the partnership among air cargo players at Changi Airport in strengthening Singapore’s capabilities, by jointly pursuing the best standards in pharmaceuticals air

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