Cathay Pacific Services Ltd (CPSL) earlier this month opened its newest pharma facility at its cargo terminal in Hong Kong airport, the largest dedicated hub amongst Hong Kong’s cargo terminal operators.
The dedicated pharma handling centre has a fully temperature-controlled area of over 1,250 square metres, equipped with the latest technologies to ensure the safe transport of temperature-sensitive cargo.
CPSL said the new facility is capable of processing 235,000 tonnes of pharmaceuticals per year, which is double the capacity of the existing cold storage area and capacity. The company describes it as the ‘largest dedicated pharma handling centre of any Hong Kong-based air cargo terminal.’
To ensure prompt acceptance, storage and delivery, the pharma hub is directly connected to the container handling system (CHS) and was built following the IATA CEIV Pharma standards.
CPSL said the new facility is one part of the company’s ‘total cold chain solution. The cargo terminal operator also has a 1,250-sqm multi-temperature-zone cold room, a perishable-handling centre, thermal dollies for airside transfers and a mobile container solution that allows optimal freshness for temperature-sensitive goods.
Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal provides a full span of air cargo services for airlines operating at Hong Kong International Airport and is capable of handling an annual throughput of 2.7 million tonnes.