The importance of a consistent, uninterrupted cold chain is well known across the pharmaceutical industry. To provide high-quality temperature management, Saudia Cargo is launching its Pharma.2.World Active for the transportation of vital temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals.

Having an unbroken cold chain is an integral part of the requirement for international good distribution practice (GDP), so – whether it’s sensitive vaccines, biotech products or other materials – quality and reliability in transportation is of the upmost importance.

Saudia Cargo knows the importance of temperature management for those vital pharmaceutical and life sciences products that need to be transported safely to their final destination. That’s why it is delighted to announce the introduction of its new Pharma.2.World Active product. Using the latest design in sophisticated active-heating and cooling cargo containers, the product is able to maintain the correct internal temperatures required for the transportation of essential pharmaceutical and life sciences products, whatever the external temperature may be.

"We are very excited to be launching the first phase of Pharma.2.World Active," commented Nabil Khojah, CEO at Saudia Cargo. "This new product will enable us to offer a reliable, high-quality service to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries for which temperature management is crucial."

At a glance

Pharma.2.World Active offers:

  • ready-to-lease Envirotainer and CSafe active containers, offering temperature control ranging from -20˚C to +25˚C
  • a dedicated, specially trained product manager
  • support staff and specific handling procedures
  • temperature, battery and re-icing checks as necessary during acceptance, transit and delivery
  • priority access to capacity on selected flights and pre-alerts to facilitate customs clearance and delivery
  • peace of mind that your temperature-sensitive shipments will be handled with the care that they demand.

Saudia Cargo customers will have access to the latest air-cargo containers specifically designed for pharmaceutical and life sciences products, thanks to an agreement with Envirotainer and CSafe, under which they can lease a choice of active containers from selected origin points on the Saudia Cargo network. A major upgrade to the airline’s Riyadh facilities and selected origin points will ensure that the correct product temperature is maintained throughout the journey.

Pharma.2.World Active shipments can be booked via local Saudia Cargo sales offices and will initially be available to/from Riyadh, KSA. Subsequent phases will see the roll-out of the product to additional stations within the Saudia Cargo network.

Saudi Airlines Cargo operates a fleet of 15 freighters and sells the belly capacity on 145 passenger aircraft for Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier Saudia, spanning a rapidly expanding global network of 225 destinations. In addition to its scheduled freighter services, the cargo airline also provides cost-effective and practical worldwide charter flight solutions from a growing fleet of dedicated charter aircraft

Saudia’s commitment to customer satisfaction is second to none; with a wide range of products and services specifically tailored to meet the varying requirements of its customers, it is able to provide a high level of service while continuing to deliver cost-effective solutions.

Saudia is uniquely positioned to provide a bridge between East and West via its hubs, offering increased flexibility to use its capacity efficiently and move customer cargo with minimal ground handling time.