AirBridgeCargo Airlines Air Cargo Transportation Services for Pharmaceutical Products

AirBridgeCargo (ABC) is one of the world’s fastest-growing global cargo airlines with an expanding route network across Asia, Europe and North America.

It covers more than 30 major cargo gateways and accommodates pharmaceutical trade flows worldwide. This extensive network provides transportation services for pharmaceutical cargo such as vaccines, laboratory equipment, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines and blood samples.

ABC’s solutions are fully compliant with the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) temperature control regulations (TCR) and Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV) certification. The company also has Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP) accredited stations within its network.

Pharmaceutical shipping solutions

ABC is a pharmaceutical shipping partner with an in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry.

Its abc pharma product reinforces the handling procedures and control processes required during all stages of pharmaceutical transportation. This speciality service is proof of ABC’s high attention to details before and during transportation, especially in relation to pharmaceutical goods that require special care.

Logistics solutions for pharmaceutical and medical device companies

From vaccines and laboratory equipment to MRI / magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) machines and blood samples, ABC finds the most suitable logistics solutions to meet customers’ requirements and expectations.

ABC aims to continuously improve its service quality, including equipment, personnel, technologies, internal processes and procedures.

Benefits include exact temperature monitoring from acceptance to delivery, special packaging solutions and thermal blankets for palletised shipments, and dedicated staff that are trained to handle healthcare products.

Management of temperature-sensitive cargo

ABC has temperature-controlled facilities on the majority of its stations throughout the ABC network.

The company’s abc pharma Active and abc pharma Passive solutions are used for time and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products. abc pharma Active provides active containers featuring environment management solutions such as dry ice technologies, while abc pharma Passive is suitable for pre-packaged pharmaceutical products.

It also has a Boeing 747-8 and 747-400 aircraft with three compartments enabling different temperature settings from 4°C to 29°C.

In addition, ABC adopts the latest digital technologies, including Sky Fresh that provides services such as automated notifications and temperature data loggers to monitor consignment conditions.

About AirBridgeCargo

ABC’s flights are operated via the cargo hub in Moscow, Russia. Featuring state-of-the-art equipment the hub guarantees seamless connection throughout the airline’s expanded international network within a 48-hour delivery time, including handling.

The company’s fleet of Boeing 747 freighters is one of the most modern in the airline industry. When combined with the performance of its highly-skilled personnel and consistent improvements of its internal processes, this enable the airline to carry a wide variety of air cargo in full compliance with global industry standards, including temperature-sensitive products.

The company provides customer service support and online track&trace options for all shipments. It has a sophisticated, cohesive and forward-thinking approach based on peer learning and networking through industry-related initiatives Pharma.Aero, Pharma Gateway Amsterdam (PGA) and others.

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AirBridgeCargo Airlines is Re-Certified for IATA CEIV Pharma

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has successfully gained its IATA CEIV Pharma re-certification following two-day audit procedures for compliance with IATA’s Center of Excellence for Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification program.

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Press Release

9 October 2019

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has successfully gained its IATA CEIV Pharma re-certification following two-day audit procedures for compliance with IATA’s Center of Excellence for Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification program.

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10 September 2019

AirBridgeCargo Airlines and Unilode Aviation Solutions have strengthened their established Unit Load Device (ULD) management partnership with the unveiling of the world’s first digitised main deck storages, which are co-branded committed AMA/AMD fire-resistant containers (FRC) equipped with a Transmitting Portable Electronic Device (TPED).

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27 August 2019

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), a leader in transportation of pharmaceutical goods by air and Zurich-based cold-chain ULD company SkyCell have formed a partnership for the lease of all types of SkyCell containers to meet the demand for growing volumes of passive pharmaceutical shipments, which reached around 3,500 tonnes for 1Q 2019 YOY and demonstrated a two-fold increase.

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9 April 2019

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has signed a leasing agreement for the PharmaPort® 360 temperature-controlled container.

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21 March 2019

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has successfully passed the second audit reconfirming its compliance with quality standards of Cargo iQ, an IATA interest group, which issued the certificate following a two-day inspection held at the beginning of February in Moscow, Russia.

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23 January 2019

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is promising freight forwarders and their pharmaceutical customers more specialist cool chain solutions in 2019 after demand for its ‘abc pharma’ product rose 60% year-on-year in 2018. 

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18 May 2018

ABC and Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal (PACTL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the sector of time and temperature-sensitive shipments, primarily focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare products. 

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30 April 2018

The CSafe RAP is the latest innovation in a full line of temperature control solutions, offering unmatched operational capabilities with the industry’s largest RAP payload capacity to ensure successful large-volume shipments of temperature-sensitive materials around the world.

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6 April 2018

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has carried a record number of va-Q-tainers XLx containers onboard a single flight for its European customer BIOTECH & PHARMA LOGISTICS (BPL). 

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13 December 2017

Multi-modal transportation of healthcare products from Moscow to Miami was successfully completed by ABC for DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) in accordance with Good Distribution Practice (GDP) standards of cool chain.

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AirBridgeCargo Airlines
Fedor Novikov, Global Director, Pharma +7 495 786 26 13 +7 495 755 65 81

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