IAG Cargo has announced the opening of a brand new pharmaceutical centre in Madrid that is dedicated to its Constant Climate product for transporting time and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products.

Work on the new facility began in June 2018 and it represents the latest addition to IAG Cargo’s Madrid hub, which handles over 250,000 tonnes of cargo per year.

With two dedicated temperature-controlled chambers totalling over 900 square metres, the Good Distribution Practice certified facility will allow IAG Cargo to increase the volumes of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products passing through its Madrid hub; these primarily serve the growing Latin American pharmaceuticals market, which is projected to increase by 9% per year until 2028. The new centre is operated by an expert team, with shipments loaded on to dedicated airside docks and served by a specialist fleet of refrigerated trucks in order to protect the pharmaceuticals from the cargo terminal to their loading on to aircraft.

Constant Climate is IAG Cargo’s state-of-the-art cold chain product, specially designed for precision management of time and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products. The service is managed by a dedicated team who handle bookings, advise on packaging solutions and ensure shipments meet the strictest of regulatory standards.