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Schiphol Pharma Gateway adds ABC

AMSTERDAM: June 07, 2017. AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has become the second airline and 14th member of the Pharma Gateway Amsterdam (PGA) initiative since its launch in March 2016 to provide transparency and quality in the Pharma supply chain.

Schiphol Pharma and ABCThe other members are Cyberfreight Pharma Logistics, Yusen Logistics Benelux, Gefco Forwarding Netherlands, VCK Logistics Airfreight, SGS, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, Swissport Cargo Services, dnata, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), Nouwens Transport Breda, De Jong Special Services, Jan de Rijk Logistics, and DJ Middelkoop.

"AirBridgeCargo Airlines will join PGA with full support from our Global Pharma director Andrey Andreev as well as our Regional Pharma manager Alexander Treber," said ABC manager for the Netherlands Henk-Jan van Keulen.

The airline is already IATA CEIV Pharma certified, which is one of the requirements to be a PGA member.

"We see high potential for Schiphol to become one of our main airports for pharma flows and an initiative like PGA is considered to be of great value. Having Schiphol's Cargo department in the driver's seat we are also assured to have a neutral chairman," added van Keulen.

"The Cargo Community at Amsterdam is committed to supporting and developing an efficient and transparent pharma cool chain, that will continue to contribute to the high quality offered at Schiphol," said Jonas van Stekelenburg, whose department also provides members with support in working toward their CEIV Certification.

(Pictured left to right: Jonas van Stekelenburg, head of Cargo, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Henk-Jan van Keulen, country manager the Netherlands, AirBridgeCargo Airlines.)

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