Schiphol's new cool facility underway

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Air France KLM Martinair Cargo is constructing a brand new climate cool room at its Schiphol Pharma Hub, a new step in preparation for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, which will be handled by a dedicated task force.

The additional cold room, with temperatures ranging from +2°C to +8°C, will provide the capacity required to handle vaccines.

Using the latest technology, AFKLMP Cargo will offer an additional 2,061 cubic metres of in storage space; a Dangerous Goods and dry ice compatible service; an additional 152 skid positions; a flexible temperature range and flexible racks to accommodate odd-sized shipments. It will also feature monitoring from a central control room; and a temperature alarm system.

Enrica Calonghi, Global Head of Pharmaceutical Logistics at AFKLMP Cargo, said: “Just a few months ago, AFKLMP Cargo already invested in 1,118 cubic metres of additional controlled climate room at Schiphol using the same hybrid technology. With the construction of this brand new climate cool room, we will be as flexible as possible to handle more vaccines, if necessary.”

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