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WFS Invests in New Pharma Center at Paris CDG Airport

[ September 9, 2019   //   ]

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the world’s largest air cargo handler, invested €10 million in a new Pharma Center that expands its range of services for airline and freight forwarder customers at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). The investment also includes equipment and supplies for the next 10 years.
The Pharma Center opened in September and is the only facility owned by a ground handler dedicated to pharmaceuticals at CDG.
This latest investment follows the opening of WFS pharma facilities in Copenhagen, Johannesburg and Miami.
“Pharmaceuticals continue to be one of the fastest-growing air cargo products and our airline customers have responded to this opportunity with dedicated products and services to meet this demand,” said Hugo Rodrigues, Vice President Cargo France at WFS.
The Pharma Centre offers both landside and airside acceptance capabilities and will be fully GDP compliant when it opens. It will also become IATA CEIV Pharma certified, as part of an initiative launched by Group ADP within the cargo community at Paris-CDG Airport, to fully support WFS’ dedicated temperature-controlled service to maintain strict control of the distribution chain, therefore protecting the quality and integrity of healthcare and life science products. With the CEIV Pharma certification, WFS will have a strategic advantage in the air cargo handling market with a stronger, more competitive and enhanced service.