Luxair Cargo has opened the 4-million-euro ($5.12 million), 3,000-square-meter Healthcare and Pharma Center expansion at Luxembourg Airport on the strength of increased pharmaceutical business with Panalpina.
Built within the company’s existing facility, the new development includes both a “controlled-room temperature” area and a space where the temperature is kept between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius.
Over the past four years, Panalpina has seen a steady increase in its temperature-controlled business, even experiencing a 90-percent uptick in business in the past nine months.
“We can now handle more cargo safely. Having a purpose-built facility makes it easier to keep our customers’ products within the required temperature ranges during off-loading all the way through to build-up and storage of built units,” Panalpina’s Helmuth Scholz said in a statement. - Jon Ross