Qatar launches new cold chain services

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced the launch of two new premium services that it says will optimise the transportation of time and temperature sensitive goods, including high-value pharmaceutical products and perishables.


Qatar launches new cold chain services


Qatar Airways Cargo has announced the launch of two new premium services that it says will optimise the transportation of time and temperature sensitive goods, including high-value pharmaceutical products and perishables. The new services, Q Pharma and Q Fresh, will add to the company’s substantial range of cargo services and further enhance its capacity and flexibility to effectively move sensitive commodities in line with the highest world-class standards.

Q Pharma, which is an air freight service for pharmaceutical and healthcare products, offers both active and passive solutions. The Active solution provides temperature controlled containers which are designed to maintain a constant temperature throughout the entire transportation chain and the passive solution keeps the product within a defined temperature band at all stages of the journey.

“By investing in sophisticated technology and a team of highly qualified staff, Qatar Airways Cargo enables healthcare companies and their logistic partners to ship temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals all over the world while maintaining the integrity and quality of their products throughout the supply chain,” stated Ulrich Ogiermann, chief cargo officer at Qatar Airways.

Forecasts released this year by the leading healthcare magazine, Pharmaceutical Commerce, indicate that 11.7 per cent of the overall US$64 billion global pharma logistics spend for 2013 was dedicated to temperature management during transport. With increased global regulation and stricter guidelines on pharmaceutical distribution, the focus on temperature management of such products continues to gain momentum. The introduction of Q Pharma ensures that Qatar Airways Cargo stays on top of these worldwide developments.