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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • APRIL -MAY 2017 • Page 15 ANDREW HuDsoN Email: AHudson@rigbycooke.com.au IATA welcomes PGA to CEIV Pharma prog From left: Jonas van Stekelenburg, Cargo director, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol; Sebastiaan Scholte, ceo de Rijk Logistics, Nick Careen, senior vice president, Airport Passenger, Cargo and Security IATA THE INTERNATIONAL Air Trans- port Association (IATA) has rec- ognised the cargo community at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with a presentation for its support of the CEIV Pharma Program. Pharma Gateway Amsterdam (PGA) was formed a year ago with the aim of providing a trans- parent and qualified pharma air cargo supply chain. On becoming a PGA member, organisations are required to become CEIV certified and are provided with support and guid- ance throughout the process. All 13 members of PGA are now working to develop an ‘early warning system’ as a solution for pharma shippers who want clarity in the pharma supply chain. PGA members benefit from co-operative and competitive knowledge sharing, with regular events hosted by members of the Schiphol community. Members of PGA include Cy- berfreight, Gefco, VCK Logistics, Yusen Logistics, Swissport, Dnata, WFS, De Jong Special Services, Jan de Rijk Logistics, Nouwens Breda, DJ Middelkoop and SGS. Nick Careen, senior vice pres- ident Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security IATA said: “Having Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Europe’s third largest freight airport and Air Cargo Netherlands, one of the region’s largest oper- ators, support the CEIV Pharma Program is a significant boost for meeting shippers’ expectations in terms of standardisation and transparency across the supply chain in the region.” Tigers inks a Pos Malaysia KL deal TIGERS has signed a new co-op- eration agreement with Malaysia’s national postal provider Pos Malaysia to manage its e-commerce facility in Kuala Lumpur. The Hong Kong-headquartered supply chain company will manage Pos Malaysia’s e-commerce out of the Cargo Centre using Tigers’ SmartHub technology and ware- house management system, and will handle business to customer (B2C) fulfilment across Malaysia and Asia Pacific, working with Pos Malaysia’s same-day and express services on the final mile delivery. As part of the agreement, Tigers will also handle the returns business throughout the region for customers, managing their on-line fulfilment out of the Cargo Centre. MLP to deliver ongoing benefits to Sydney when it opens in 2018 OFFICIAL construction at the Moore- bank Logistics Park (MLP) in NSW is underway, following months of pre-construction and remedial works. .When completed the MLP will ad- dress urban congestion and improve national freight connectivity. Assessed as a priority project by Infrastructure Australia, the MLP is expected to deliver over A$11 billion in economic benefits over the coming 30 years, including A$120 million a year for the economy of south-western Sydney. Together with the A$3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan and the airport at Badgerys Creek, the project will be a major economic contributor to Western Sydney and the broader national economy. The operation of the import-export freight terminal is expected to com- mence in late 2018, with the inter- state terminal opening in 2020. The terminals will operate under an open access regime to ensure that other freight transport operators can have access. More Sydney flights for EY ETIHAD Airways confirmed all 14 weekly flights on the Abu Dhabi – Sydney route will be operated with its flagship A380 aircraft, effective Octo- ber 29.