Singapore Airlines Launch THRUCOOL for Pharma Shipments
The national flag carrier of Singapore, Singapore Airlines recently launched their THRUCOOL service that will transport time-sensitive, temperature-controlled and high-value pharmaceutical shipments reliably and efficiently.
The new service provides dedicated cold chain solutions to ensure the integrity of pharmaceutical and healthcare shipments during transportation by air. These new solutions include priority uplift and handling, quick ramp transfers at airports, cold room facilities, thermal blankets and covers for crucial insulation.
The airline, in an effort to further preserve product integrity, has entered into a partnership with terminal operator SATS, ground handler Cargologic and Qantas Freight to launch an IATA CEIV Pharma certificated “quality corridor” along the Zurich-Singapore-Sydney route as an initial offering.
Senior Vice President for Singapore Airlines, Chin Yau Seng said, “As the first airline in the Asia-Pacific region to be CEIV Pharma-certified, the launch of Thrucool reinforces our commitment to provide customers dedicated cold chain services when transporting time- and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical shipments.
“We are acutely aware of the life-saving role these shipments play in societies across the world and THRUCOOL is our assurance that our customers’ cargo will receive the best care not only on our flights but also on the ground during transit.
“We will continue to collaborate with our industry partners to expand our network of quality corridors to further promote the integrity of pharmaceutical products in their journey across key trade lanes.”
The airline is the first to be awarded the IATA CEIV Pharma Certification in the Asia-Pacific region and is a member of the international and regional CEIV communities including Pharma@Changi, and Pharma.