San Juan, PR – One year after the launching the first and only temperature controlled warehouse located in the privileged area of the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, the Puerto Rican global transportation and logistics services company, Prime Air Corp., continues to strengthen its essential role as a strategic partner for the uninterrupted operation of the distribution chain of the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries.
As a result of the execution of an optimal and efficient process that meets all the needs of its customers, today more than 50 percent of Prime Air Corp.’s turnover is comprised of the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and manufacturing industries.
“At Prime Air Corp. we know first-hand the challenges faced by the distribution and logistics chain of the pharmaceutical and medical devices industry, and that is why we do not cease to implement optimal processes and infrastructure to contribute to the development of this essential industrial sector,” said Iris Vincent, president and co-founder of Prime Air Corp, a company that is also an agent in Puerto Rico for the U.S. based Stevens Global Logistics company. “One year after establishing of our controlled temperature warehouse at the Luis Muñoz Marín Airport and in the face of the COVID-19 emergency, Puerto Rico can have the peace of mind of having a world-class storage center that meets all the requirements and the standards that the industry has to guarantee continuity in the handling of medicines and medical devices and their transportation within and outside the island. ”
Prime Air Corp.’s temperature controlled warehouse opened in September 2019 after an investment of $ 1.8 million. It has the most advanced technology and infrastructure. It consists of 11,500 square feet and was designed with the highest industry standards in mind to provide the flexibility, adaptability and optimal conditions for the handling and storage of medicines, active ingredients, medical devices and refrigerated components.
The warehouse has two 5,000-square-foot chambers and a 1,500-square-foot staging area. These chambers and the preparation area have the flexibility to run temperatures of 2-8 centigrade and 15-25 centigrade. In this way, in both chambers, including the dispatch area, Prime Air is able to meet any need. The chambers have the capacity to store 325 pallets each and the temperatures can be adjusted if necessary.
In terms of tracking and monitoring, the project is equipped with a GPS tracking program that allows clients to see the carrier’s route in real time from one point to another. It also has the capabilities of GEO fencing. The facilities are also monitored by a closed circuit television system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, has controlled access, an intrusion alarm system and an inventory control system.
“Given the reality that we are living with the COVID-19 emergency and in the middle of the hurricane season, the pharmaceutical and medical device industry can count on Prime Air and our controlled temperature warehouse, designed to shorten time frames and minimize risks, since we avoid the excursion of temperatures and the exposure of drugs or products to conditions that may affect them, “concluded Vincent.
Prime Air Corp. identified the pressing need for Puerto Rico to have storage and transportation facilities of this type at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, after the emergency brought on the island with the passage of Hurricane María in 2017 .