Swiss WorldCargo, Cargologic and SATS have today established a secure temperature-controlled, quality corridor between Singapore and Zurich. The carrier and two ground handlers have synchronised their cargo handling facilities and procedures between Singapore and Zurich, to deliver the most accurate, reliable handling on the ground and in the air, with full paperless cargo acceptance processes that enhance visibility and transparency for shippers.
The primary target for this initiative is the pharmaceutical industry, with their need for the highest levels of certified, temperature integrity and tracking. Both Cargologic and SATS are certified as part of IATA’s Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) in pharmaceutical handling. They are also compliant under Good Distribution Practices (GDP) regulations and employ a trained team of cold-chain handling specialists. These certifications offer Swiss WorldCargo’s customers an assurance of the highest standards in cold-chain handling, and help to promote the carriage of pharmaceuticals and other temperature-sensitive airfreight on the Singapore-Zurich route.
“Switzerland exports a third of its entire exports by airfreight in terms of value,” according to Marco Gredig, managing director, Cargologic. “This reflects the fact that the goods of the Swiss export industry’s goods are of high value e.g. pharmaceuticals. The investment in our relationship underscores our faith in Zurich as one of the top cargo airports for handling pharmaceutical products.
“We believe this gives a clear signal to the pharmaceutical industry to use Cargologic and SATS in Zurich and Singapore respectively. Together with our partner SATS we will improve all involved processes to a very high quality level to fulfil the needs of our customer Swiss WorldCargo,” Gredig added.
“We are pleased to partner with Swiss WorldCargo and Cargologic, to enhance connectivity between their hub in Singapore and Zurich and to our wider airfreight handling network across Asia. Together, we will continue to innovate new solutions to meet the changing needs of our customers,” said Alex Hungate, president and CEO, SATS.
“In a collaborative world this alliance is about exchanging best practices, sharing synergies and knowledge and promoting innovation,” added Ashwin Bhat, head of cargo, Swiss International Air Lines. “Together with our partners, we can deliver excellence and provide quality leadership, especially in the temperature-controlled transport management.”