DFW takes community approach for CEIV-Pharma certification

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) announced today that its logistics partners dnata cargo USA, SCL Cold Chain, B.I.G. Logistics and Expeditors were awarded IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharmaceutical handling at DFW. After Miami International Airport (MIA), DFW is the second North American airport with a CEIV-certified pharma community […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 14, 2019

WFS gains CEIV-Pharma cert at AMS

This week, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) gained its CEIV certification from IATA for pharmaceuticals-handling at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), where the ground handler provides temperature-controlled storage for pharma clients that require environments that must stay with the ranges of 2-8°C and 15-25°C. AMS serves as a critical link in the trans-European pharma cold-chain for many […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 23, 2019

Hong Kong, Brussels airports to form cool-chain corridor with Pharma.Aero

Today, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), Brussels Airport (BRU) and Pharma.Aero – a group centered around upholding pharma shipping standards – released news of a three-way collaboration to launch a pharma corridor that will create a seamless cold-chain link between the two major international airfreight hubs. Shipments travelling along the route will be handled in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 7, 2019

Peli BioThermal, Wilpak enter cool-chain partnership

 After a busy year of expanding its international network, Minnesota-based cool-chain packaging company Peli BioThermal is expanding its service offering via a partnership with Melbourne-based Wilpak Group International. The deal will allow Peli Biothermal’s customers to use Wilpak’s thermal protection covers for their pharmaceutical payloads. The Australian company’s thermal blanket product, called InsulCap, is suitable […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 15, 2018

Swiss WorldCargo expands international network

Swiss WorldCargo is beefing up its international flight network this winter with new services in Asia, South America and Africa. Launch-dates will be staggered throughout November. The carrier will add twice-weekly routes from Zurich to: Ho chi Minh City, to launch on Nov. 15. Buenos Aires, to launch Nov. 7. Colombo, to launch Nov. 3. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 29, 2018

Dnata earns GDP cert for cool-chain handling in Zürich

Dubai-based ground handler dnata has received the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification at its Zürich facility. The framework sets standards and best practices around the safe transportation of cool-chain products. Dnata said the process of gaining the certification involved making “significant enhancements to its quality systems, operations documentation and facilities management practices.” The company also […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 9, 2018

Panalpina gains GDP cert at Bogotá location

Today, the Bogotá branch of Panalpina has been certified by the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) program for the handling of medical products, following the completion a two-day audit from SGS, an international inspection and verification company. “We see great growth potential in this business area, considering that the growth rate of this industry in Colombia […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 27, 2018

LUG aircargo receives CEIV-Pharma certification

German ground handler LUG aircargo has received its CEIV certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for both the handling of pharmaceutical products and the infrastructure at Frankfurt Airport’s (FRA) CargoCity South center. Mathias Jakobi, IATA’s manager of the Central Europe region, said that LUG passed a “strict assessment based on national and international […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 23, 2018

Swiss WorldCargo obtains CEIV-Pharma certification

Zurich-based carrier Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of Swiss International Airlines, has gained its CEIV-Pharma certification this week, assuring that all segments of its supply chain network, operating in more than 84 countries, meet the strict temperature-control standards set by IATA. The carrier, while small, has carved out a niche in the sector of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 24, 2018

DHL Express launches express Mexico-U.S. flights for pharma

DHL Express has launched multiple expedited Mexico-U.S. flights – serving Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey to “most U.S. destinations” – addressing a demand for transportation of pharmaceuticals and biomedical shipments to Central and South America. The logistics giant’s DHL Worldwide Medical Express (WMX) service, launched in 2014, offers dry ice supplies and temperature-controlled packaging fulfillment […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 13, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo launches Dubai-U.K. routes

Tomorrow, Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo launches daily services to London Stansted Airport (STN) and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) on 777-300ER aircraft, opening up 500 tonnes of capacity (inbound plus outbound) per week between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. The carrier cites strong growth in demand for the transportation of pharma products between the two […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 7, 2018

Panalpina embraces GDP certification for pharma handling

In the ongoing debate over the merits of Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification versus IATA’s CEIV-Pharma program, put Swiss forwarder Panalpina firmly in the pro-GDP corner. The Basel-based forwarder said today that 70 of its facilities are compliant with GDP standards, while 30 of its locations have the official GDP certification, adding that these numbers […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 20, 2018

IATA recognizes Hong Kong as CEIV Pharma partner airport

IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for pharmaceutical logistics certification (CEIV Pharma) continues its march towards global pharma handling standards with the recognition of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) as a partner airport. The recognition denotes an airport-wide application of IATA’s standards for pharmaceutical transportation between aircraft and agents. HKIA is one of the […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 5, 2018

Brussels Airport’s 2017 cargo handle up 8.3 percent from 2016

For most airports, 2017 was a very good year for cargo. But at Brussels Airport (BRU), which reported its total 2017 cargo handle at 535,634 tonnes, for an increase of 8.3 percent, year-over-year, 2017 represented the biggest surge in volume in the last decade. All cargo segments at the airport experienced growth during the year, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 9, 2018
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