Brussels Airport is the preferred European pharma gateway.
Brussels Airport's cargo community specializes in the handling of time and temperature sensitive goods. Investments by our community members in GDP licensed or compliant pharma warehouses have continued over the past years, resulting in the biggest concentration of temperature controlled airport facilities in Europe.
Short transit times
The freighter aircraft is parked behind the cargo handling facilities, resulting in very short transit times from the cargo aircraft via the warehouse to the truck (and vice versa).
The logistical partners at the airport – forwarding agents, handling agents and airlines – offer efficient and dedicated pharma procedures allowing an integrated cool chain.
Brussels Airport is at the forefront when it comes to innovation in the handling of pharmaceuticals, with projects on live GPRS tracking of shipments, and GDP certification of the entire supply chain.
European life sciences cluster
Brussels Airport is located in the middle of one of Europe’s strongest pharma clusters. This represents an opportunity for the air freight community to innovate in the handling of life science products, creating a preferred European pharma gateway at Brussels Airport.
Bringing the community together
Brussels Airport actively supports the development of pharma handling, among others the Cargo team is involved in the Cool Chain Association and the IATA Time & Temperature Task Force in order to develop regulations and awareness.