Qatar Airways Cargo charters life saving medications to Brasilia

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The carrier’s innovative QR Pharma solutions offers a seamless cool chain for the air transportation of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products

Qatar Airways Cargo successfully chartered 100 tonnes of medications from Mumbai to Brasilia for its customer Hermes Travel and Cargo Private Limited. This is one of the largest charter of medicines on a single flight among the several pharma charters performed by the cargo carrier.



The pallets were loaded on a Boeing 777 freighter at Mumbai, which is part of the carrier’s pharma network. Through integrated planning and excellent coordination between all stakeholders involved, the life-saving Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) medications were dispatched to support Brazil’s Ministry of Health’s innovative response to the HIV epidemic. The government of Brazil initiated the implementation of PrEP to prevent new cases of HIV among key higher-risk population groups through 35 sites across the country. The Brazilian programme aims to offer PrEP to 54,000 people within the next five years.

Mr. Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo, said: “Aviation and air cargo plays an important role in saving lives and we are humbled to support this innovative programme. Since the launch of our QR Pharma product, we have been working closely with our customers to enhance the product for the benefit of the final consumer. Our dedicated teams ensure the cool chain is unbroken to preserve the efficacy of all medicines flown on Qatar Airways Cargo.”

Mr. Rohan M. Thakkar, Joint Managing Director at Hermes Travel & Cargo Private Limited, said: “We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the exceptional charter service that was rendered by Qatar Airways Cargo for our esteemed client M/s Cipla. The Boeing 777 charter freighter that was deployed on the Mumbai-Brasilia route to move such a huge volume of pharmaceuticals saw seamless, timely and very well co-ordinated deliverables from Qatar Airways Cargo, which paves the way for a growing cooperation with the carrier in the near future. This seamless delivery is acknowledged by the Ministry of Brazil as well.”

QR Pharma, the cargo carrier's pro item created for pharmaceuticals and medicinal services items, offers dynamic answers for keep up a predictable temperature all through the transportation chain, and in addition uninvolved arrangements, which keep the pharmaceuticals inside a characterized temperature band amid all phases of the excursion. 

The cargo transporter offers airship cargo answers for a wide range of pharmaceuticals and human services items on its planned traveler and tanker administrations to a system of in excess of 150 goals.n addition, the cargo carrier also offers its customers bespoke charter solutions to destinations which are not part of the carrier’s scheduled network.

Qatar Airways Cargo has put impressively in quality taking care of, foundation, offices, individuals and methods at every one of its pharma stations, and in addition executing a total quality review and stringent preparing modules, guaranteeing the high working gauges are met for pharmaceuticals and social insurance items. 

The inventive Climate Control Center arranged at the airside is outfitted with isolated temperature-controlled areas for putting away pharmaceuticals traveling the center. It has two zones working for 2° to 8°C or 15° to 25°C, with an ability to hold an aggregate of 156 unit stacking gadgets (ULDs) at once, notwithstanding the 64 temperature-controlled cells at the cargo terminal's cool room. The cargo bearer uses refrigerated vehicles at its center point for all temperature-touchy freight, guaranteeing impeccable temperature control. Clients are offered an extensive variety of dynamic pharma compartments, for example, Envirotainer, CSafe, DoKaSch and va-Q-sleuth to transport their pharmaceuticals over the cargo transporter's broad worldwide system. 


The huge interests in the cool chain and development of its pharma organize is a piece of the freight transporter's methodology and duty to enhance and upgrade its item offering for the advantage of the pharmaceutical business all around. The cargo transporter has been encountering fast development noticeable all around cargo of pharmaceuticals all inclusive, with a 44% percent expansion in tonnage in 2017-18 contrasted with 2016-17.