Prime Air inaugurates world-class temperature controlled warehouse for the pharmaceutical and medical device industry
The $1.8 million project becomes the first warehouse of its kind in the San Juan airport for handling and distribution of refrigerated products to any destination in the world.
(San Juan, P.R., September 19, 2019) – With an investment of 1.8 million dollars and the most advanced technology and infrastructure, the Puerto Rican global 24/7 logistics and transportation services company, Prime Air Corp. built the first temperature controlled warehouse in the cargo area of the San Juan airport to meet the needs of pharmaceutical companies and medical devices on the Island.
The new 12,000 square foot project was designed taking into account the highest industry standards to provide flexibility, adaptability and optimal conditions for the handling and storage of medications, active ingredients, medical devices and refrigerated components, said Iris Vincent, president and co-founder of Prime Air Corp, which is also an agent in Puerto Rico of the stateside Stevens Global Logistics company.
To meet the demands of these highly regulated industries, Prime Air Corp. had the advice and input of the main leaders of the pharmaceutical and medical device industries on the island, thus achieving a world-class storage center with redundancy in all critical aspects such as energy, refrigeration and technologies.
“During the emergency caused by the impact of Hurricanes Irma and María in Puerto Rico, the pharmaceutical and medical device industry faced significant challenges in the logistics and distribution phase,” said Vincent. “Our modern and advanced temperature controlled warehouse strategically located in the airport area is becoming an extension of our clients’ facilities since their products or materials will be under the same type of environment and under the same strict controls that they have in its manufacturing plants”.
Vincent added that with this initiative, Prime Air is ready to play a proactive role in the supply chain for the movement of cargo outside of Puerto Rico in order to ensure the continuity of the business plans of the companies in case of any emergency situation.
The Prime Air temperature controlled warehouse has two 5,000 square foot cameras. One of the cameras is programmed with a temperature parameter between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius for products or components that require normal storage conditions, while the second one is set to temperature parameters between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius for products that require conditions of refrigeration without freezing. Both cameras have the capacity to store 325 pallets each and temperatures can be adjusted if necessary.
In terms of tracking and monitoring, the project is equipped with a GPS tracking program that allows customers to see the carrier’s route in real time from one point to another. It also has GEO fencing capabilities, and are monitored by a CCTV system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, have controlled access, intrusion alarm system and inventory control system.
Likewise, all cargo collection and handling operations follow the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) processes and the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) security criteria. The temperature controlled warehouse also follows all safety, health and environmental policies.
“With this new temperature-controlled warehouse and our promise to offer 24-hour services tailor-made to our customers needs, in Prime Air the pharmaceutical and medical device industries will have a strategic partner that will handle their products under strict refrigerated conditions and standards to ensure the conservation of its physical and chemical characteristics, as well as the pharmacological properties of medications or medical devices,” said Vincent.
About Prime Air Corp.
Through flexible and innovative 24/7 solutions, Prime Air Corp. offers air, sea or land transport services for the loading, storage and delivery of machinery, equipment or products to any destination in the world. Specializing in the management of emergency services for the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and medical device industries, Prime Air Corp. also transports heavy and large equipment, sensitive and refrigerated cargoes, hazardous materials, as well as chartered planes, among others.
Strategically located at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport and with offices in the World Cargo Center building, Prime Air Corp. has a 60,000-square-foot warehouse with the necessary infrastructure for all types of storage, in addition to the new 12,000-square-foot controlled temperature warehouse.
The company that also serves USA Federal Agencies has reached 99.25 in the timely delivery of merchandise for its customers.
With a workforce of 30 direct and 52 indirect employees, the company is certified as a critical industrial supplier under the regulations of Law 154 and belongs to the Council for the Development of the Minority Supplier. It is also certified as a women’s company by the National Council of Women’s Companies (WBENC) and is part of Program 8 (a) of the Federal Small Business Administration (SBA).
Through an agreement with US Customs and Border Protection, Prime Air Corp. provides expanded services during weekends, holidays and after business hours to get customs clearance for international shipments 24/7, from anywhere in the world to anywhere in Puerto Rico.
For a quote or more information please call (787) 253-3355.