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Virgin and Delta in the pharma zone

[ October 3, 2017   //   ]


Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo have opened a new Pharma Zone at their joint facility at London Heathrow. Located at the Cargo Point facility, it is a fully segregated area dedicated to handling and storing pharmaceutical shipments within a strictly regulated temperature environment with dedicated active container storage.

Delta Cargo become the first US global passenger carrier to gain IATA’s CEIV Pharma Logistics certification corporately while Virgin Atlantic Cargo is on track to achieve Wholesale Distribution Authorisation certification in the UK.

The Heathrow facility includes two walk-in pods capable of maintaining 2-8°C (COL) and 15-25°C (CRT) temperature ranges for loose pharma shipments. High above the floor of the Pharma Zone for added security is a temperature-controlled storage system for 24 pallets, split into 6 separate chambers, each of which can be safely maintained within either a 2-8°C or 15-25°C temperature range.

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