FedEx opens expanded pharma center in Tokyo

The renovation of the TNT Life Science Center in Tokyo has been completed, FedEx said in a statement on Monday. The newly expanded center will provide better logistics services for pharma products used in clinical trials. The larger, more technologically advanced center will allow for shipments by overseas pharmaceutical customers of investigational medication product in […]

Dachser newly CEIV Pharma certified in North America

Dachser has received the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification from the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) for its Atlanta branch in the United States – its first certification in North America. According to a press release issued by the company, following Frankfurt (FRA), Mumbai (BOM) and Hyderabad (HYD), […]

Freight forwarder group launches GDP compliance training program

Freight forwarder network WCA launched a new compliance training program for Good Distribution Practice (GDP), aimed at freight forwarders involved in pharmaceutical logistics. The program was hosted by WCA Pharma, the specialty logistics group under WCA, whose members are required to be GDP compliant to retain their membership. The first training took place in Amsterdam […]

Rio de Janeiro Airport recertified under CEIV Pharma

Brazil’s RIOgaleão Airport (GIG) completed its successful recertification under IATA’s CEIV Pharma program. The airport received its initial certification in 2016 and completed staff training to recertify, the airport said in a Monday statement. An IATA Validator conducted workshops on “Temperature Controlled Cargo Operations” and “Audit, Quality and Risk Management for Temperature Control Cargo” as […]

dnata obtains CEIV Pharma certification at DWC

dnata has received the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for its pharma-handling processes at its Dubai World Central (DWC) facility. The UAE-based company’s facility at Dubai International (DXB) is already CEIV Pharma-certified. According to dnata, it has significantly invested over the […]

UPS enhances healthcare ops with US facility upgrades, EU GDP certification 

UPS made several major investments to its global healthcare-related operations and infrastructure, including upgrades to its healthcare-dedicated warehouse and distribution network in the United States and attainment of the EU Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for its healthcare-related ops in France and Germany. These enhancements are intended to support direct-to-customer shipping, storage, distribution and temperature controls […]

China Airlines to launch 747F service with BOM connection

China Airlines Cargo is launching a new twice-weekly service using one of its 747-400 freighters, connecting Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Mumbai Airport (BOM) and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), the carrier announced on Friday. The twice-weekly service is scheduled to launch on Nov. 16 and depart AMS on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The carrier already offers […]

Swissport opens Brussels pharma center

Ground services provider Swissport opened its new Pharma Center at Brussels Airport (BRU) on Tuesday, the company announced. The BRU facility is Swissport’s most technologically advanced pharmaceutical handling center to-date and offers 3,620 square meters of temperature-controlled warehouse space adjacent to Swissport’s current facility at BRU. The facility includes two areas for different temperature ranges […]

UPS leans into delivery drone application ahead of 3Q earnings

Ahead of the release of its third-quarter results today, UPS announced a slew of new projects and technology offerings, including several new delivery drone projects for the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Several of the announcements relate to UPS’ technology subsidiary, UPS Flight Forward (UPS FF). First is a new agreement between UPS FF and CVS […]

WFS attains GDP certification for Johannesburg, Capetown pharma facilities 

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has attained Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certifications for its temperature-controlled pharma facilities at Johannesburg (JNB) and Cape Town (CPT) airports. According to WFS, it is the first air cargo ground handling company in South Africa to be awarded the certification.  WFS’ decision to invest and pursue certification of its pharma handling […]

AirBridgeCargo recertified for CEIV Pharma

Volga-Dnepr Group subsidiary carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines was recertified under the International Air Transport Association’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma). The two-day audit took place at ABC’s cargo hub at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) and covered all internal processes of ABC’s pharma handling. AirBridgeCargo was the first Russian airline certified […]

FAA green-lights DoKaSch pharma-cooling container 

On Friday, Germany-based loading equipment supplier DoKaSch Temperature Solutions announced that the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the company’s Opticooler RAP temperature-controlled air cargo container. In anticipation of the approval, the company said it also founded a California-based DoKaSch Americas subsidiary last year. With the green light and U.S. subsidiary, DoKaSch can now pursue U.S. customers.  DoKaSch’s Opticooler RAP container is designed […]

AeroMexico Cargo seeks CEIV Pharma, Fresh certifications

AeroMéxico Cargo plans to pursue IATA’s CEIV Pharma and Fresh certifications for pharmaceutical and perishable shipments, Getulio Centanaro, VP Americas, AeroMéxico Cargo, said. Although Centanaro did not provide a timeline for the certifications, he said that heightened customer requirements have led the carrier to “to improve and want to create a different experience where we […]

LOT Cargo adopts CSafe Global temp-controlled active containers 

Poland-based LOT Cargo has become the latest carrier to offer CSafe RKN and CSafe RAP active temperature-controlled containers, CSafe announced Tuesday.  According to the statement, the products will support LOT Cargo temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and life science shipments throughout the carrier’s network, which includes direct links between the key markets of Europe with the U.S., Asia–Pacific and India.  The move continues CSafe’s growth, as the […]
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