The Puerto Rican global transportation and logistics services company, Prime Air Corp. has launched the construction of its second controlled temperature warehouse in the cargo area of the San Juan airport to supply and meet the growing demand on the island fromn biosciences, pharmaceuticals and medical devices companies. The new world-class infrastructure entails an investment of $1.4 million dollars and will have the most advanced technology and infrastructure for the management and distribution of products to any destination in the world. The innovative infrastructure, built to the highest industry standards, will provide the flexibility, adaptability and optimal conditions to handle and store drugs, active ingredients, medical devices, and refrigerated components. In 2019, Prime Air Corp. pioneered the establishment of the first warehouse of its kind at the San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín airport, becoming partners in the supply chain of the pharmaceutical, biosciences and medical device industries to help them achieve continuity and achieve their business goals even in unexpected events, on weekends, or holidays.
Prime Air Corp.’s new 12,500-square-foot temperature-controlled warehouse will have the capacity to store 850 pallets with a temperature setting between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius for products or components that require normal storage conditions. It is expected to be ready in November this year.
“With the establishment of our second controlled temperature warehouse, we expanded and strengthened our services to continue playing a proactive role in the supply chain of the manufacturing sector for the movement of cargo outside of Puerto Rico,” said Iris Vincent, president and co-founder of Prime Air Corp., which is the agent company in Puerto Rico for North American Stevens Global Logistics. “As we have done since 2019, the manufacturing industry will have an extension of its facilities in Prime Air since the products or materials of our clients are kept under the same type of environment and the same strict controls that they have in their plants to ensure the continuity of their business plans in any situation or emergency.”
The new temperature-controlled warehouse will have a monitoring program which allows customers to see in real time and from their cell phone, the current temperature and humidity of their merchandise in the warehouses. The facilities will also be monitored by a closed circuit television system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with controlled access, intrusion alarm system and inventory control system.
In addition, all cargo collection and handling operations follow the processes of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the security criteria of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). The temperature-controlled warehouse also follows all safety, health and environmental policies.