ANA Cargo becomes Pharma.Aero full member
Pharma.Aero chairman said the group aims to forge quality pharma trade lanes and develop 'new standards and guidelines' in the near term.
September 21, 2021
By PLA Editor
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ANA Cargo, the first Japanese airline to obtain CEIV Pharma certification, has joined Pharma.Aero as a full member as it aims to enhance its expertise in handling healthcare shipments.
“Pharma.Aero welcomes ANA Cargo into our family of members to exchange and build market knowledge and expertise. Pharma.Aero continues to pursue its vision in achieving reliable end-to-end air transportation of pharma cargo by expanding its global network and inviting more stakeholders across the pharma air supply chain in our collaborative projects. In the near term, we wish to jointly forge quality pharma trade lanes and develop new standards and guidelines”, said Nathan De Valck, Chairman, Pharma.Aero.
Dai Yuasa, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, ANA Cargo added, “We are very honored to join Pharma Aero, which brings together top global pharma companies, pharma hub airports, airlines and forwarders that focus on pharmaceuticals. We are looking forward to making further contributions to the pharma air transport sector. ANA has been focusing on the air transport of pharmaceuticals. In 2017, ANA became the first Japanese airline to obtain CEIV PHARMA certification. Under current COVID19 situations, air transport plays a more significant social role in the transportation of vaccines, therapeutic drugs and PPEs. At the same time, we have to consider sustainability issues. It is important that we continuously improve our services such as temperature, time and container management to maintain the quality of each pharma shipment. By participating in Pharma.Aero, ANA hopes to learn and co-operate with those who are leading the pharma air transportation, so that we can deliver pharma
products to the world with higher quality service.”