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13/04/2022
Swiss WorldCargo and its partner Fischer Road Cargo have extended their joint collaboration

Zurich Airport, 13 April – Swiss WorldCargo and its partner Fischer Road Cargo share a longstanding partnership and joint history, which dates back to the existence of SWISS, both being strongly committed to continue their good collaboration for the years to come.

Fischer Road Cargo started to transport luggage for SWISS, marking this way the first collaboration and continued with the creation of a dedicated air cargo trucking service, serving as an expansion of the network. To this day Fischer Road Cargo connects the major airports in Europe on a daily schedule with Full Truck Load (FTL) and Less Truck Load (LTL).

Fischer Road Cargo shares the same values as Swiss WorldCargo when it comes to providing premium logistic services to their customers and offering top-quality road transportations across Europe. Since its foundation in 1946 it has become a strong transport partner in road feeder service and transports for industries such as pharmaceutical and life science, AOG, perishables and many more. Fischer Road Cargo views its clients as partners and therefore always strives to establish a lasting, reliable relationship with them, based on solid improvement and new optimisation opportunities. The same applies to Swiss WorldCargo, a division, which has continuously invested in the optimization and improvement of its offerings and services to meet the customer’s needs and to provide premium customer service, a standard that can only be met by joining forces with good partners.

“We highly appreciate the longstanding collaboration with our Partner Fischer Road Cargo and their continuous efforts for keeping the highest transportation standards and certifications also in the field of pharma transportation, which underlines both our efforts in maintaining highest quality and jointly enhancing our current offerings”, says Lorenzo Stoll Head of Cargo for Swiss International Air Lines.

“It’s a true honor to have such a long-term partnership with Swiss WorldCargo. Trust, know-how, precision like a swiss clock, and service beyond the normal unites the attributes of both companies and make this partnership so unique and successful. We are delighted to further extend our collaboration,” says Peter Hauser Managing Director of Fischer Road Cargo.

 

Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss WorldCargo is the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). Headquartered at Zurich Airport, Swiss WorldCargo offers a comprehensive range of logistics solutions for transporting high-value and care-intensive consignments to some 130 destinations in over 80 countries. Its extensive network of airfreight services is supplemented by daily truck connections between key business centers. As a reliable and innovative service provider within the Lufthansa Group, Swiss WorldCargo is consistently committed to delivering Swiss quality to its airfreight customers and makes a substantial contribution to SWISS’s overall profitability.

 

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17/03/2022
Swiss WorldCargo’s ground handling partner Cargologic obtains CEIV re-certification at Zurich Airport

Zurich Airport, 17 March – Swiss WorldCargo’s ground handling partner Cargologic just obtained the re-certification as a “Center of Excellence for Independent Validators” (CEIV) from IATA for the handling of pharmaceutical products at Zurich Airport. In addition to Swiss WorldCargo becoming fully CEIV re-certified last year, the accreditation further assures cool chain integrity to customers throughout the Swiss WorldCargo global network.

In 2016, Swiss WorldCargo’s Zurich hub first became CEIV certified and recognised as GDP compliant by Swiss authorities Swissmedic. In 2018, IATA authorities evaluated Swiss WorldCargo’s pharmaceutical handling and processes before announcing that the Swiss WorldCargo organisation had met all necessary requirements for a full CEIV certification and in 2021 Swiss WorldCargo was successfully re-certified. With this milestone, Swiss WorldCargo is part of a small, selected group of airlines keeping a full CEIV certification.

“We highly appreciate Cargologic's efforts for being CEIV recertified again, which underlines our both efforts in maintaining highest standards and jointly enhancing our already state of the art hub in Zurich, the center of Europe. The CEIV certification of Cargologic strengthens the whole Swiss WorldCargo offering for temperature-controlled pharma as it provides end to end quality”, says Lorenzo Stoll Head of Cargo for Swiss International Air Lines.

“As market leader in the Swiss airfreight handling business, we invest heavily to ensure that the airfreighted goods on the ground enjoy Swiss quality. The processes between aircraft loading and preparation for dispatch, storage and clearance are very complex. Security, reliability and experience are true competitive advantages. In this growth market, Swiss quality is in high demand. So I’m especially delighted that we have received CEIV certification again”, says Marco Gredig, Managing Director of Cargologic AG.

The temperature-controlled handling of pharmaceutical products continues to be increasingly challenging owing to global regulatory conditions. The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) created by IATA supports the air transport industry in complying with pharmaceutical manufacturers’ requirements.

The industry identifies the need to build a network of certified pharmaceutical trade lanes that meet consistent standards and assure product integrity. With the pharmaceutical sector being one of the key driving forces of the Swiss economy, the volumes of pharmaceutical and biotech shipments being transported via Zurich Airport – transfer shipments in particular – is ever increasing.

Swiss WorldCargo Zurich’s ground handling partner Cargologic is continuously investing in the development of a leading-edge technical and operating expertise to better serve the needs of the Swiss pharmaceutical industry and has recently received their CEIV re-certification for the third time.

 

Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss WorldCargo is the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). Headquartered at Zurich Airport, Swiss WorldCargo offers a comprehensive range of logistics solutions for transporting high-value and care-intensive consignments to some 130 destinations in over 80 countries. Its extensive network of airfreight services is supplemented by daily truck connections between key business centers. As a reliable and innovative service provider within the Lufthansa Group, Swiss WorldCargo is consistently committed to delivering Swiss quality to its airfreight customers and makes a substantial contribution to SWISS’s overall profitability.

 

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09/02/2022
Envirotainer and Swiss WorldCargo are intensifying their partnership by the new Envirotainer Releye® RAP for a better, sustainable air transport of pharmaceutical products.

Zurich, 9 February – Envirotainer, the global market leader in secure cold chain solutions for air transportation of pharmaceuticals, and Swiss WorldCargo, the leading airline in time-sensitive and care-intensive pharmaceutical logistics, today announced their continued collaboration on the launch of the Envirotainer Releye® RAP.

Swiss WorldCargo is one of the first carriers to soon launch the Releye® RAP container for their operations and to add it to their portfolio. This complements our close collaboration and caters to the previous generation of Envirotainer containers. Further, it’s the focus of both organizations to contribute towards their ambition on sustainability and offering various initiatives towards their offering of a more sustainable operation and transparency for their customers. The Releye® RAP sets a new benchmark for temperature-controlled 5-pallet solutions. The largest of the new generation Releye® containers, the RAP is the only one of its type in the world, combining big capacity with superior features.     

Designed to meet the strictest requirements in pharmaceutical air freight, the integrated live monitoring enables a unique insight into product condition, location and progress of the shipment. With its increased efficiency and capacity, it reaches outstanding CO2 reductions per shipment and is the future solution for secure cold chain shipments. All monitored and maintained with the new service Control Tower.

The Releye® RAP is the second in a family of advanced temperature-controlled air freight containers. It joins the 3-pallet Releye® RLP launched in 2021. The foundation of the Releye® platform are the five pillars: Control, Monitoring, Autonomy, Value and Sustainability.

“When we now launch our latest member of the Releye® family, the RAP, it’s with great pleasure that we today also announce SWISS being one of the first carriers to shortly complete their approval of the Releye® RAP. We have always valued our close cooperation with SWISS, especially as SWISS, a premium carrier and operating from the heart of the European pharma region, are well-known for their expertise in pharma shipments.", says Peter Gisel-Ekdahl, CEO at Envirotainer.

“We really appreciate our close partnership with Envirotainer and are proud to be at the forefront to soon operate the new Envirotainer Releye® RAP and to welcoming it into our temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals solutions portfolio,” said Lorenzo Stoll, Head of Cargo at Swiss International Air Lines. “The Releye® RAP sets a new benchmark for temperature-controlled 5-pallet solutions, it combines newest technology and reaches outstanding CO2 reductions per shipment. This fully aligns with our own focus on sustainable offering and continued reduction of the carbon footprint.”

 

Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss WorldCargo is the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). Headquartered at Zurich Airport, Swiss WorldCargo offers a comprehensive range of logistics solutions for transporting high-value and care-intensive consignments to some 130 destinations in over 80 countries. Its extensive network of airfreight services is supplemented by daily truck connections between key business centers. As a reliable and innovative service provider within the Lufthansa Group, Swiss WorldCargo is consistently committed to delivering Swiss quality to its airfreight customers and makes a substantial contribution to SWISS’s overall profitability.
 

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