Air, Freight News

Temperatures plunge in Cairo

[ November 13, 2014   //   ]

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo has revamped its cool facilities at Cairo airport. A 124cu m room is now available for pharmaceutical products between 15°C and 25°C and the capacity of the 2°C-8°C cold room has been doubled to 420cu m to cope with large pharmaceutical shipments.

The pharmaceutical industry in Egypt has seen steady growth in the past five years, with an estimated value forecast at $8billion by 2015. Average temperatures in the city are over 30°C for more than six months of the year.

At its central cargo hub in Paris-CDG, G1XL, the carrier can now offer three additional cool rooms for pharmaceutical loose shipments between 2°C and 8°C.