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Big Apple gets its first pharma centre

[ April 11, 2019   //   ]

Handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and Swiss WorldCargo have opened New York’s first GDP (Good Distribution Practice)-compliant pharma facility at JFK Airport’s Building 66.

“As the leading cargo handler at JFK, we are proud to be the first airline handling facility to become GDP certified, which is in response to growing customer demand for high quality, standardized pharma handling,” said WFS’ executive vice president Americas, Michael Simpson. He added: “We will continue to expand our network of certified facilities, adding to our current list of JFK and Miami in the Americas as well as multiple locations in Europe.” 

WFS has meanwhile signed a 15-year lease on a new 346,000sq ft cargo terminal at the airport, the first phase of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s comprehensive Vision Plan.