June, 2020.- In light of the growing demand for international pharmaceutical transportation to Latin America in the midst of COVID-19’s health crisis, LATAM Cargo has extended PHARMA’s coverage. This care option, which is CEIV Pharma certified, is part of the company’s product portfolio and offers specialized transportation for these sensitive and delicate shipments.

The pandemic—which is currently affecting Latin America—has triggered closed-border policies and passenger flight restrictions worldwide. This led the Latin American company into adopting various measures to modify its itinerary and strengthen its operation in order to mitigate negative effects on its clients. These reactions have allowed LATAM Cargo to maintain a constant service throughout the health crisis.

One of the most important modifications has to do with the expansion of PHARMA’s network in order to satisfy clients’ growing interest in transporting products from Europe to more Latin American markets. During the last three months, the company implemented four transit stations to expand coverage and reach currently relevant markets for its clients. These stations include Miami (USA), Santiago (Chile), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and a second entry point in Sao Paulo (Brazil).

“The goods we transport with our PHARMA solutions to Latin America are delicate and extremely sensitive to temperature deviations. In order to continue satisfying our clients’s needs at such a critical time, we reacted quickly and efficiently while maintaining our product’s quality level. For each of the recently implemented routes, we have ensured that the established protocols and procedures for our care are met”, stated Cristina Oñate, LATAM Cargo’s Marketing and Product Development VP.

The recently launched transit stations provide access to Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Ecuador and Paraguay and allow LATAM Cargo to offer more routes for different origins-destinations. This way, the company strengthens its coverage and provides its clients with more alternatives.

Latin America demands more pharmaceutical goods and vaccines from North America and Europe

LATAM Cargo set different strategies in motion in order to satisfy its clients. One of them, for example, includes complementing the capacity offered in freighter flights by using passenger aircraft’s bellies exclusively for cargo transportation. Additionally, and in response to clients’ requests, the company has provided transportation to destinations that weren’t part of the PHARMA network at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, but, in response to the current situation, have been required by them.

LATAM Cargo offers both a PHARMA PASSIVE and ACTIVE solutions with different temperature ranges and leasing options respectively that meets the specific requirements for each shipment.