Lufthansa Cargo opened new Pharma Services in Munich, Germany and Chicago, the USA within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the corporate confirmed.
On August 20, 2020, the brand new “Lufthansa Cargo Pharma Hub Munich” was opened at Munich airport (MUC). It offers 1,000 sq. meters of house with 96 pallets for pharmaceutical cargo in two totally different temperature ranges and a freezer facility.
“With the brand new Pharma-Hub at our hub in Munich, we’ve got created a state-of-the-art infrastructure for temperature-sensitive freight that can assure our clients even increased transport high quality for his or her pharma shipments sooner or later,” Herald Gloy, Member of Lufthansa Cargo Board stated in an announcement. The press launch reads that the relevance of “secure provide chains and quick transport of medicines or vaccines” had been made obvious within the context of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
Along with increasing its pharma cargo holding in Germany, Lufthansa has additionally opened the same 750 sq. meter pharmaceutical facility in Chicago’s O’Hare Airport (ORD) within the US.
Lufthansa Cargo has confirmed to AeroTime Information that the pandemic instigated this progress within the EU and abroad to the US with COVID-19 vaccine distribution as a focus of the long run.
“The enlargement of our storage capability for temperature-sensitive freight at each stations was certainly determined and ready earlier than the upcoming of the Corona virus,” a Lufthansa Cargo consultant confirmed to AeroTime Information in an e-mailed. “Nonetheless, it would actually assist us in a future distribution of COVID-19 vaccine. Moreover, the present corona disaster as soon as once more underlines the significance of a well-functioning infrastructure, particularly with regard to pharmaceutical shipments.”