SATS announces coldchain training institute

Eyeing the growing middle class demand in Asia for fresh food and pharmaceutical products, Singaporebased ground handler, SATS Ltd, has announced a new SATS Coolport Academy to build the capabilities of cold-chain professionals locally and in the region. It has also launched a onestop e-Acceptance initiative, which will transform the process for the lodging of export cargo at its airfreight terminals at Changi Airport.


SATS announces coldchain training institute


Eyeing the growing middle class demand in Asia for fresh food and pharmaceutical products, Singaporebased ground handler, SATS Ltd, has announced a new SATS Coolport Academy to build the capabilities of cold-chain professionals locally and in the region. It has also launched a onestop e-Acceptance initiative, which will transform the process for the lodging of export cargo at its airfreight terminals at Changi Airport.

As Asia’s growing middle class demands more fresh food and pharmaceutical products, SATS is targeting the related cold-chain handling opportunity. To raise the standards of cold-chain handling in Singapore and the region, SATS is launching SATS Coolport Academy to serve as an independent training institute offering International Air Transport Association (IATA) certified and other related courses.

With this Academy, SATS becomes the first ground handling agent in Asia to offer specialised training in pharmaceutical handling, attesting to its expertise and reputation in delivering secure cold-chain solutions. In conjunction with the launch, SATS’ perishable handling centre – SATS Coolport – has been appointed by IATA as its Regional Training Partner (RTP) in pharmaceutical handling. SATS is Asia Pacific’s first RTP in pharmaceutical handling to offer IATA-certified coldchain related courses.

Following SATS Coolport’s recent certification as the world’s first Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) in pharmaceutical handling by IATA in November 2014, SATS Coolport Academy will also offer related training programmes to SATS joint venture companies across Asia.