MVD Free Airport Implements 3 New Managed Access Distribution Set-Ups


Montevideo, April 2nd 2019

Global Managed Access companies continue to choose MVD Free Airport as their distribution hub for South America

 

MVD Free Airport continues to innovate in managed access distribution in the region, providing a GDP compliant platform for international players to ensure medication reaches the consignee safely. In the past quarter it successfully implemented 3 additional programs for managed access distribution to South America.

 

“We understand the implications of being part of the logistics of managed access programs”, mentioned Karina Salles, Head of Quality Assurance at MVD Free Airport. “Each one of the boxes that we handle are critical to the health of patients with serious or life-threatening diseases that cannot be treated under the current regulatory framework in their countries.  We need to treat each one of those boxes as if it were meant for one of our very own family  members and this is the culture that has permeated in every level of our organization” she concluded.

 

The current methodology is tailored to each shipper’s commercial activity in the region. “Frequently single units arrive, minor conditioning under strict SOPs is performed and the product is dispatched the same day”, mentioned Salles. “In other instances, the entire yearly dosage for a patient may be shipped in a single haul, and it is picked and shipped on a monthly basis and upon request from the shipper. Other shippers opt to keep bonded stock at our airport free zone and upon market requirements pick, pack and ship achieving same day delivery to the majority of South American cities”, she added.

 

When asked as to whether MVD Free Airport performs additional conditioning activities if need she mentioned “We currently source, stock and condition +2+8 packaging material, prepare shipments, insert country specific documentation such as invoices or leaflets, sticker, amongst others. All these activities are performed in a standardized fashion and are audited regularly both by our internal Quality Assurance department as well as the client, upon their request”, finalized Salles.

 

Today MVD Free Airport has several managed access operations on premises distributing to Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela.

 

 

MVD Free Airport is part of Corporación America, the parent Company that also manages the concessions of the Carrasco International Airport and Punta Del Este Airport in Uruguay, alongside over 50 airports and 10 cargo terminals in 10 countries across 3 continents.

MVD Free Airport is a business unit of Corporación America, the largest airport operator in the world with a network of over 50 airports across 3 continents.

For more information, please contact us at info@mvdfreeairport.com

Montevideo, April 2nd 2019

 

Lufthansa Continues to Strengthen its Connectivity with Uruguay

 

MVD Free Airport, Carrasco International Airport’s business unit that operates a multimodal distribution center in Uruguay’s largest airport, received an additional Lufthansa Cargo Boeing 777 freighter, a new and modern aircraft that helps improving the current cargo capacity to tackle the growing demand of connectivity to Uruguay by the main global pharmaceutical shippers.

The B777 Freighter will be complementing the already existing 777 Freighter currently transporting cargo to MVD Free Airport, in one of the two weekly frequencies that Lufthansa Cargo operates.  The freighter is substituting one of its current aircrafts, the MD11F (McDonnell Douglas) in a strategic move to provide the route with augmented capacity to tackle the connectivity needs of Montevideo airport. This upgrade takes place at a very special moment for the airport, currently incrementing its participation in the transit of pharmaceutical cargo proceeding from the largest markets in Europe, Asia and North America, with destination in some of the larger countries in the region.

“It is pivotal to continue strengthening Uruguay’s routes with Europe, and with Germany in particular, this step is a confirmation of the global carrier’s recognition of Uruguay’s recent growth as a gateway for South American distribution”, said MVD Free Airport’s Managing Director, Bruno Guella.

“The new B777F is the biggest cargo aircraft currently moving cargo from Europe to Montevideo, we expect that the market will keep on supporting this strategic route” ”, complemented Eduardo González, Lufthansa’s Cargo Manager in Uruguay.

“The capacity will be augmented by 25% in comparison to the MD11F, allowing for the transportation of 27 containers in the main deck (AMJ) and 32 containers in the lower deck (LD3)”, Gonzalez commented.

MVD Free Airport has been undergoing significant growth in the provision of distribution services for global pharmaceutical companies in the region and has in the past two years been selected by several leading global pharma companies reaching the main South American markets.

 

MVD Free Airport is part of Corporación America, the parent Company that also manages the concessions of the Carrasco International Airport and Punta Del Este Airport in Uruguay, alongside over 50 airports and 10 cargo terminals in 10 countries across 3 continents.

For more information, please contact us at info@mvdfreeairport.com