Specialist for transportation and integrated logistics, cargo-partner has opened a GDP-compliant Competence Center for pharmaceuticals and healthcare in India.

This is the company’s third competence center for pharmaceuticals and healthcare products, following Vienna and Hamburg.

cargo-partner also recently introduced a 24/7 service desk which promises a response within 29 minutes as well as full quotation within two hours to ensure fast and reliable service for urgent pharmaceutical and healthcare transports for its customers in India.

With the opening of the new Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Competence Center in Mumbai, cargo-partner has established a new hub to provide its customers with GDP-compliant services in warehousing, national and regional trucking as well as international air and seafreight.

“With our new Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Competence Center in Mumbai, we can ensure full GDP compliance, end-to-end product integrity and professional handling at every step,” Rajiv Singh, Managing Director of cargo-partner India said. “We have put together a dedicated team of well-trained staff from our air, sea, road transport and quality management departments who can support our customers with in-depth industry expertise.”

“Our processes are based on many years of experience, making use of detailed risk and deviation management procedures to achieve maximum security and efficiency,” Singh added.

Rajasekhara Reddy, Vice President- Global Demand Planning and Logistic at Glenmark Pharmaceuticals- a leading pharmaceutical supplier headquartered in Mumbai and one of cargo-partner’s first customers at the new competence center said, “We chose to work with cargo-partner as they represent professionalism, not only in India, but also in our destination countries, and we have grown to trust them as a highly reliable service partner who always keep their commitments.”

“The launch of the cargo-partner Competence Center in Mumbai will strengthen our relationship on a broader scale and serve to further secure our supply chain and product integrity,” Reddy added.

cargo-partner operates Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Competence Centers in Austria and Germany. The company has an airfreight-focussed facility in Vienna, Austria, and a sea freight-focussed centre in Hamburg, Germany.

cargo-partner’s Pharma Center at Vienna Airport provides a 200 m² handling area for reloading, cross-docking as well as ULD buildup and breakdown at constant temperatures of +2 to +8 °C. An own screening machine ensures the fast processing of time-sensitive shipments. The center is ISO 9001:2015 Pharma certified and accredited as a Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP). It operates in accordance with GDP standards for pharmaceuticals logistics.

In Hamburg, cargo-partner is certified for GDP compliance and has recently obtained the IFS certification for foodstuffs logistics for its 4,900 m² warehouse located 20 km south of the major port city in northern Germany.


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