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Emirates SkyCargo opens pharma site at Dubai airport

Emirates SkyCargo opens pharma site at Dubai airport

Dubai, UAE: Emirates SkyCargo has opened a purpose-built, dedicated, emperature-sensitive pharmaceutical shipment centre at Dubai International Airport.

“Pharmaceuticals are one of the most important products we transport because of the impact on people’s lives and communities across the world,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, Cargo.

The new purpose-built Emirates SkyPharma site, part of the new 11,000-sq-m extension of Emirates SkyCentral terminal at Dubai International Airport, has 4,000sq metres of space dedicated to pharmaceutical cargo.

It has temperature-controlled zones (2-8 degree Celsius and 15- 25 degree Celsius), 88 temperature controlled individual positions in the automated aircraft pallet handling system and 5 temperature-controlled acceptance and delivery truck docks.

Emirates SkyCargo has also been awarded the certification of compliance under the EU Good Distribution Practice guidelines for medicinal products for human use by Bureau Veritas following an audit conducted by the certification agency’s team from Germany.