Brussels Airport Adopts IATA's Pharmaceutical Cold-Chain Certification Program

From DCAT Value Chain Insights (VCI)

By Regulatory News posted 08-28-2014 18:31

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), a Geneva, Switzerland-based trade association representing 240 airlines, reports that the Brussels Airport has become the first European hub for pharmaceutical freight using IATA’s global certification program for shipping cold-chain pharmaceuticals. The IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV Pharma) is a standardized global certification program that trains and conducts onsite assessments to provide the expertise needed adequately to transport cold-chain pharmaceutical products globally

Brussels Airport is inviting a group of ten local stakeholders (ground handlers, freight forwarders, truckers and airlines) to undergo the CEIV Pharma training, bringing the cargo community together for the common goal of becoming certified. This will allow those Brussels-based stakeholders to offer pharmaceutical companies cold-chain management of their products.

In February, SATS Coolport (Singapore)--which handled more than 15,200 metric tons of pharmaceuticals in 2013—received its CEIV Pharma certification. 

Source: IATA


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