LUG aircargo handling GmbH modernizes and expands its Health Care Center (HCC) to 650 sq m in a first step. A further expansion to 1,200 sq m is possible. Eight rooms of different sizes offer storage at temperatures ranging from <-18°C and 2-8°C to 15-25°C. The temperature settings can be adjusted to changing requirements and volumes. Thus a demand-oriented and long-term use of the facility is possible independent of customers’ freight structures. An all-embracing temperature monitoring and recording as well as an alarm system guarantee clients a transparent, qualified air cargo supply chain for pharmaceutical products.
Currently LUG completes the IATA CEIV Pharma Certification program. This ensures that existing processes are further enhanced and independent auditors verify the high handling quality. Intensive training of staff for the special handling complements the investments in infrastructure, technical equipment, and processes. The certification process is due to be completed by the end of Q1 2018.
“We are undertaking considerable investments in the area of temperature sensitive cargo handling with the expansion and modernization of the HCC. We are thus adapting our facilities to our new client structure. From October, we have Emirates SkyCargo in our customer portfolio, an airline with a relatively high share of life science and health care shipments ex Frankfurt/Main,“ explains Patrik Tschirch, CEO, LUG aircargo handling GmbH.
LUG aircargo handling GmbH has hired Dominik Misskampf as Senior Project Manager effective July 1, 2017 to handle the expansion project. He looks after the enhancement of processes and their adaptation to the new infrastructure as well as the IATA certification.