WFS to build new pharma facility at Copenhagen Airport

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 13, 2019 10:37

WFS to build new pharma facility at Copenhagen Airport

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is to invest in a new, pharma facility at Copenhagen Airport to increase its support of the CPH Cargo Community’s growth strategy.

WFS will begin construction of the new facility in April. The new building will cover an area of 1,500 sq metres and will provide end-to-end handling in a temperature-controlled environment for 2-8°C pharma products incorporating acceptance, offload, pre-storage, build-up and storage.

WFS expects the construction process to be completed in time for the new building to undergo IATA CEIV Pharma pre-assessment in July.

Since opening the first stage of its pharma infrastructure in Copenhagen at the end of 2017 – a temperature-controlled ULD storage area with the capacity to handle 16 units – WFS has seen its volume of pharma shipments grow by 90%.

John Batten, EVP Cargo for Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia (EMEAA), said: “This new investment in Copenhagen reflects our continued commitment to support airport cargo communities with growing pharma volumes. We already have IATA CEIV certified locations in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt, Madrid and Miami, and we have further investments planned to upgrade our pharma capabilities in other key WFS stations in the year ahead.”

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 13, 2019 10:37