June 05, 2018: Saudia Cargo has recently inaugurated cold storage facilities for pharmaceuticals and medicines at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) to meet the surge in demand of highly-sensitive and temperature-controlled shipments.
The warehouse was opened in conjunction with the launch in FlyPharma, an innovative product designed specifically to meet the growing demand for the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector.
“The new facility boasts a 1,010 square metre pharmaceutical handling space with double operational capacity and conforms to the international standards of World Health Organization, the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use as well as the local standards of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority,” said Omar Hariri, CEO, Saudia Cargo.
The center will ship and store pharmaceuticals having sophisticated active temperature control containers, which require advanced passive solution technology, especially for products needing transportation between +2oC to + 8oC or +15oC to + 25oC.
“We have built on the customer feedback and results, and came up with a good perception that helped us launch the new project, which is the first step taken in line with the Saudia Cargo new Transformation Strategy 2020,” he explained.
Saudia Cargo plans to launch an 800 square metre specialist pharmaceutical handling facility in Riyadh offering FlyPharma services.
The opening event was attended by Mohammed Abunayyan, member of board of directors and chairman of executive committee, Saudia Cargo; Abdullah Al-Ruwaiteh, executive director of the branches, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority; representatives from KAIA, customs, airport government agencies and a several number of Saudia Cargo clients.