November 13, 2014: Air France-KLM reported a 1.2 percent drop in cargo traffic (FTKs) in October compared to the same month last year (see below). In a related move, Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo has invested in revamping the cool facilities at Cairo airport.
The pharmaceutical industry in Egypt has been steadily growing for the past 5 years, with an estimated value forecast at 8 $billion by 2015. To cope with both this growth and natural conditions of average temperatures above 30°C for more than 6 months a year,
A 124m3 room is now available to accommodate pharmaceutical products between 15°C and 25°C. On top of this, the capacity of the 2°C-8°C cold room has been doubled to a total of 420m3 to cope with large pharmaceutical shipments.
Temperate climates are also being considered. The central cargo hub of Paris-CDG, G1XL, can now offer three additional cool rooms for pharmaceutical loose shipments to be kept between 2°C and 8°C. This is in addition of the current state-of-the-art cool room offer of Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo. G1XL is capable of storing up to 1130m3 of loose pharma shipments and close to 90 aircraft pallets, all under 24/7 surveillance and monitoring.
By investing all over the world in temperature controlled facilities, Air France-KLM- Martinair Cargo shows its commitment to the fast growing pharmaceutical industry.