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Swiss WorldCargo establishes temperature-controlled route from Zurich to Singapore

Steve Rogerson
June 30, 2016



Swiss WorldCargo, Cargologic and Sats have established a secure temperature-controlled, quality corridor between Singapore and Zurich.
 
The three companies have synchronised their cargo handling facilities and procedures between Singapore and Zurich, to deliver the most accurate, reliable handling on the ground and in the air, with full paperless cargo acceptance processes that enhance visibility and transparency for shippers.
 
“Switzerland exports a third of its entire exports by airfreight in terms of value,” said Marco Gredig, managing director of Cargologic. “This reflects the fact that the Swiss export industry’s goods are of high value, for example pharmaceuticals. The investment in our relationship underscores our faith in Zurich as one of the top cargo airports for handling pharmaceutical products. We believe this gives a clear signal to the pharmaceutical industry to use Cargologic and Sats in Zurich and Singapore respectively. Together with our partner Sats we will improve all involved processes to a very high quality level to fulfil the needs of our customer Swiss WorldCargo.”
 
The pharmaceutical industry, with its need for the highest levels of certified, temperature integrity and tracking, is the primary target for the collaboration. Both Cargologic and Sats are certified as part of IATA’s Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) in pharmaceutical handling. They are also compliant under GDP good distribution practices regulations and employ a trained team of cold-chain handling specialists. These certifications offer Swiss WorldCargo’s customers an assurance of the highest standards in cold-chain handling, and help to promote the carriage of pharmaceuticals and other temperature-sensitive airfreight on the Singapore-Zurich route.
 
“We are pleased to partner with Swiss WorldCargo and Cargologic, to enhance connectivity between their hub in Singapore and Zurich, and to our wider airfreight handling network across Asia,” said Alex Hungate, president and chief executive officer of Sats. “Together, we will continue to innovate new solutions to meet the changing needs of our customers.
 
Ashwin Bhat, head of cargo for Swiss International Air Lines, added: “In a collaborative world this alliance is about exchanging best practices, sharing synergies and knowledge and promoting innovation. Together with our partners, we can deliver excellence and provide quality leadership, especially in temperature-controlled transport management.”