SIA launches new service for pharma and healthcare shipments

Container choices reduce risk and cost for temp-sensitive pharma shipments
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Singapore Airlines (SIA) has launched THRUCOOL, a new service to transport temperature-controlled pharmaceutical cargo.

According to a company release, THRUCOOL will offer dedicated cold chain services to safeguard pharma and healthcare shipments during air transpiration. These include cold room facilities, priority uplift and handling and quick ramp transfers.

To further preserve product integrity in cold chain handling both on the ground and in the air, SIA has partnered with terminal operators SATS, Cargologic and Qantas Freight to launch a ‘quality corridor’ along the Zurich-Singapore-Sydney route as an initial offering.

The quality corridor addresses the industry’s need for safety, care and efficiency in the transportation of pharmaceutical and healthcare products.

This reduces the potential for product loss attributed to handling and environmental factors such as temperature excursions during carriage.