Pharma traffic expected to grow 12%
A 12 per cent growth rate is predicted for pharmaceutical air freight over the next five years as air cargo carriers and logistics operators prioritise investment in facilities to cater for the rapidly growing pharaceutical market. In 2011 alone, the pharma logistics market is estimated to be worth â‚¬47 billion.
January 1, 2012
By PLA Editor
FedEx’s ‘Panda Express’ takes to the skies again
FedEx Express announced that the specially chartered B777F flight carrying two giant pandas from Chengdu, China, to their new home in Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo took-off. Eight year-old female panda Tian Tian (aka Sweetie), and eight year-old male panda Yang Guang (aka Sunshine), departed in the morning on the flight known as the ‘FedEx Panda Express’. The panda’s arrival will mark the first time in more than 17 years that giant pandas will reside in the UK.
DKSH expands its HK repackaging facility
Swiss-based DKSH, a leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, is expanding its repackaging facility for its healthcare business in Hong Kong to meet what it says is the growing needs of business partners. The new facility now boasts a doubled repackaging area, increased from 4,000 to 8,000 square feet. The repackaging production lines have been increased to a total of nine – eight in the air-conditioned room (15 to 25 °C), and one in the cold room (2 to 8 °C), catering for different requirements. The storage area has also been doubled from 1,000 to over 2,000 square feet, and daily output capacity increased to over 30,000 units. DKSH offers secondary packaging services such as labeling, insert/outer box exchange, shrink wrapping, product condition sorting, and packaging material management for a wide range of pharmaceutical products, narcotic drugs, cold chain products, medical devices, clinical trial products, traditional Chinese medicines, and consumer health products.