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Lufthansa opens new pharma facilities in Munich & Chicago airports

August 21, 2020: Lufthansa has opened the new "Lufthansa Cargo Pharma Hub Munich" at Munich Airport that offers space for up to 96 pallets and loose cargo in two different temperature ranges (+2 to +8 °C and +15 to +25 °C) and a freezer (down to -18 °C) on almost 1000 square metres and on several levels.

(L-R) Johannes Zinkl, Lufthansa Cargo Head of Hub Management Munich, Ola Hansson, Lufthansa Hub CEO Munich, Harald Gloy, Lufthansa Cargo Board Member Operations, Jost Lammers, Chairman of Flughafen Mnchen GmbH.
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(L-R) Johannes Zinkl, Lufthansa Cargo Head of Hub Management Munich, Ola Hansson, Lufthansa Hub CEO Munich, Harald Gloy, Lufthansa Cargo Board Member Operations, Jost Lammers, Chairman of Flughafen Mnchen GmbH.

August 21, 2020: Lufthansa has opened the new "Lufthansa Cargo Pharma Hub Munich" at Munich Airport that offers space for up to 96 pallets and loose cargo in two different temperature ranges (+2 to +8 °C and +15 to +25 °C) and a freezer (down to -18 °C) on almost 1000 square metres and on several levels.

Harald Gloy, board member operations, Lufthansa Cargo, said, "With the new Pharma-Hub at our hub in Munich, we have created an infrastructure for temperature-sensitive freight that will guarantee our customers even higher transport quality for their pharma shipments in the future. Particularly in the context of the corona pandemic, the relevance of stable supply chains and fast transport of medicines or vaccines has once again been demonstrated.”

CEIV certification
A CEIV Pharma-certification by the International Air Transport Association of the new Pharma-Hub in Munich is planned for this fall. This will also be the first pharma-certification by the aviation association at Munich Airport. As a global standard, the certification demonstrates that the facility meets strict criteria for the proper handling and storage of pharmaceutical shipments.

Chicago
The Lufthansa Cargo Pharma Center Chicago at O'Hare Airport was opened there in June. Since the middle of the year, the 750 square metre facility has been providing space on several levels for up to 54 pallets and 102 cool containers in two different temperature ranges (+2 to +8 °C and +15 to 25 °C) and in a freezer (down to -18 °C).

Frankfurt
Most of the pharmaceutical shipments carried by Lufthansa Cargo are handled at the Frankfurt hub. There, the "Lufthansa Cargo Pharma Hub Frankfurt" was last extended by around two-thirds to 8,000 square metres in 2018. It was one of the first Pharma Cool Centres in the world to be CEIV Pharma-certified. By the end of 2020, Lufthansa Cargo's worldwide network is expected to comprise 31 CEIV Pharma-certified pharma stations. In addition, this CEIV network is being continuously expanded.

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