AF-KLM-Martinair Cargo beating the heat in Cairo
Egypt's pharmaceutical industry has been steadily growing for the past five years. Its estimated value is forecast to reach USD 8 billion by 2015.
To cope with this growth and the country’s average temperatures of above 30°C for more than six months a year, Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo has invested in revamping the refrigerated facilities at Cairo airport. A 124 cbm room is now available to accommodate pharmaceutical products at a temperature ranging from 15°C - 25°C. On top of this, the capacity of the 2°C - 8°C cold room has been doubled to a total of 420 cbm to cope with large pharmaceutical shipments.
Temperate climates are also being considered. The central cargo hub at Paris-CDG, G1XL, can now offer three additional cool rooms for loose pharmaceutical shipments that have to be kept between 2°C - 8°C. The extra space comes on top of AF-KLM-Martinair Cargo's current state-of-the-art cool room offer. G1XL is capable of storing up to 1,130 cbm of loose pharmaceutical goods, and almost 90 aircraft pallets, all under 24/7 surveillance and monitoring.