Air, Freight News

Cathay doubles Hong Kong pharma space

[ November 15, 2022   //   ]

Cathay Pacific has opened a 1,250sq m fully temperature-controlled pharma area at its Hong Kong cargo terminal, making it the largest facility of its kind at the airport and doubling the carrier’s existing cold storage capacity there.

Features include web-based real time monitoring with over 60 temperature sensors to ensure all handling is at 15-25°C, a temperature controlled dock shelter or lobby with inflatable shelters for virtually airtight sealing for vehicles and multiple charging points for active containers.

The centre uses non-ozone depleting HFC refrigerants and is directly connected to the Container Handling System to ensure prompt acceptance, storage and delivery

The centre has been built to IATA CEIV Pharma standards and is capable of processing 235,000 tonnes of pharmaceuticals per year.