WCS 2016: Schiphol unveils CEIV-certified pharma program

BERLIN — The Amsterdam Airport Schiphol logistics community has launched a closed pharma chain program that will be IATA CEIV Pharma-certified, and will offer pharma manufacturers new levels of transparency. The Wednesday announcement was made during the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Berlin. The initiative is the brain-child of Schiphol’s Pharma Task Force, launched in […]

IAG Cargo trains 18 on GDP cool-chain practices

The latest batch of trainees from the GDP Training Academy, sponsored by IAG Cargo and Exelsius, have emerged following a two-day International Training Course held earlier this month in London. The program was the fifth training session held so far, involving students from Singapore, India and the U.K. Those attending the intensive session included representatives […]

Hactl passes GDP audit

Hong Kong’s largest cargo handler, Hactl (Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited) passed its World Health Organization Good Distribution Practices (GDP) annual audit. Hactl originally achieved the GDP accreditation, which covers the safe handling, logistics and storage of pharmaceuticals, in 2014, becoming the first handling agent in Hong Kong to achieve the accreditation. The audit, […]

UPS expands pharma in the Netherlands

UPS is adding a new healthcare distribution center in Roermond, the Netherlands, only a month after opening one in Amsterdam at Schiphol airport. The 28,000-square-meter Roermond facility will have 41,000 pallet places. The facility is scheduled to open in January 2016. The close proximity to UPS’s European hub at Cologne/Bonn Airport, will mean short transit […]

Cargologic expands cold storage at Zurich Airport

Cargologic, the ground handling partner for Swiss WorldCargo, expanded its cold storage facilities in early April at Zurich Airport, to provide more space for its customers. Swiss WorldCargo received its Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification from Swissmedic last year. With an increasing volume of pharmaceutical and biotech shipments moving through Zurich Airport – and transfer […]
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