Saudi Arabian Logistics (SAL) has expanded its pharma facilities at the Dammam-based King Fahad International Airport (KFIA) Cargo Village.
Before expansion, the total area of the medical storage facilities stood at approximately 118 square meters but after expansion it reached approximately 542 square meters with an operational capacity of 14,000 tonnes a year.
262 square meters of the facilities are dedicated for storing goods with temperature ranging between 15-25 degree Celsius whereas 262 square meters are used for storing goods with temperature between 2-8 degree Celsius. The facilities can also be used for storing different types of medical cargos with very low temperatures, below zero.
Omar Hariri, CEO, SAL said, “We usher in a new phase of advanced cargo handling services for pharma and medical equipment. We are creating the proper environment and developing the infrastructure needed for the current period, which has seen an increasing demand on pharma and medical equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Saudi Arabian Logistics has enhanced the quality of its medical storage warehousing services, bought state-of-the-art temperature-controlling equipment and devices, and installed efficient safety systems to prevent risks. All the equipment and devices meet the quality standards of the European Union Good Distribution Practice (EU GDP) for handling and storing medicinal products, explained Hariri, adding that SAL qualifies its cadre to efficiently handle such types of cargo.