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Delta Cargo adds eight airports to pharmaceutical shipping network

Delta Cargo has expanded its Pharma 4 program, bringing the shipment method for room-temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products to an additional eight global destinations, the Atlanta-based carrier said Feb.

20. With the addition of Beijing (PEK), Bogota (BOG), Frankfurt (FRA), Hong Kong (HKG), Sao Paulo (GRU), Seoul (ICN), Shanghai (PVG) and Sydney (SYD), Delta’s network of Pharma stations extends to 49 global locations. Via partner airline Air France-KLM, Delta Cargo also delivers Pharma shipments to IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma logistics-certified facilities in Europe, including Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), Dusseldorf (DUS), Milan (MXP), Paris (CDG) and Rome (FCO).

Delta Cargo’s operation at its Atlanta hub gained CEIV-approval in July 2017, the first US airline to receive the certification. Delta’s ground-handling partner in Hong Kong has also received CEIV certification. Beyond the eight newly designated stations, additional Pharma 4 locations worldwide include: Atlanta (ATL), Barcelona (BCN), Berlin (TXL), Boston (BOS), Buenos Aires (EZE), Dublin (DUB), London (LHR), Madrid (MAD), Minneapolis (MSP), New York (JFK), Rio de Janeiro (GIG), Santiago (SCL), Singapore (SIN), Stuttgart (STR), Tel Aviv (TLV), Tokyo Haneda (HND), Tokyo Narita (NRT) and Zurich (ZRH).

IATA’s CEIV program has certified over 160 companies worldwide for pharmaceutical cargo handling, including carriers Air Express Cargo, Amerijet International Airlines, ANA, CAL Cargo Airlines, Cathay Pacific, DHL, Finnair, LATAM Cargo, Lufthansa, SAS Cargo, Singapore Airlines Cargo and Turkish Cargo, among others.

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