Air, Freight News

Pharma for Phily

[ August 21, 2014   //   ]

American Airlines Cargo has started building a dedicated pharmaceutical handling facility in Philadelphia, PA. The new 25,000 square-foot facility is designed to cater for a full range of temperature sensitive products being shipped in and out of the US Northeast pharmaceutical corridor.

The new building will include 6,000 square feet for controlled room temperature (CRT) passive shipments at +15°C and +25°C. In addition a 3,000, square foot refrigerated area will be available for shipments that need to be maintained in a +2°C to +8°C environment. A deep frozen area will cater to shipments needing to be kept at -10°C to -20°C, and also a zoned active container area with powered charging stations with space for up to 30 electronically controlled units.
The facility is expected to be completed in autumn.