New cold storage facility launched in Jeddah

Pictured at the launch of the facility Mohammed Abunayyan (left), member of the board of directors and chairman of the executive committee, with CEO Saudia Cargo, Omar Hariri.

Catering for increased demand for temperature-controlled facilities, Saudia Cargo recently launched a new cold storage for pharmaceuticals and medicines at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA).

The opening of the refrigerated warehouse coincided with the launch of FlyPharma, a new product focused on the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector.

“The new facility boasts a 1010sqm pharmaceutical handling space with double operational capacity and conforms to the international standards of the World Health Organisation, the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, as well as the local standards of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority,” said Saudia Cargo CEO Omar Hariri.

The facility caters for products transported at +2oC to + 8oC or +15oC to + 25oC.

Saudia Cargo plans to open similar facilities in the region with an 800sqm specialist pharmaceutical handling facility in Riyadh offering FlyPharma services in the pipeline.

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