Pharma traffic surges at Miami

The 2016 value of international freight at Miami International Airport (MIA) rose eight percent to US$57.3 billion, according to U.S. Department of Commerce data. MIA accredited the rise to pharmaceutical freight, which rose 48 percent, year over year, to $4.4 billion. The South Florida airport has put in the work to make sure pharma shippers […]

Hactl first handler in Hong Kong to obtain IATA CEIV-Pharma cert

The momentum for IATA’s global standard for pharmaceutical handling continued to grow this week as Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced that it has met all IATA CEIV-Pharma certifications, making it the first handler in Hong Kong to obtain the certification. The process was sponsored by the Hong Kong Airport Authority, as part […]

Cargolux passes GDP renewal audit, others go it alone

Cargolux Airlines has once again passed its GDP (Good Distribution Practice) audit, validating its GDP certification. The company’s management system continues to meet the requirements of the E.U. directive, “Guidelines on Good Distribution Practice of Medicinal Products for Human Use,” and of World Health Organization guidelines. As carriers look to pharma cargo for the next […]

Cargolux maintains GDP standing

Luxembourg-based Cargolux Airlines has maintained its Good Distribution Practices (GDP) standing, passing its annual GDP surveillance audit. Cargolux became the world’s first GDP-certified airline in January 2014, when it confirmed its compliance with European GDP and World Health Organization requirements. The carrier’s Luxembourg hub is also GDP-certified. GDP certification centers on the use of specialized […]

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, […]

Liège: An important hub in the fight against Ebola

Although the Ebola crisis in West Africa has subsided as a top story, there is still no cure and the fight goes on. Liège Airport in Belgium has played a significant role in providing humanitarian aid to affected countries. Since October of last year, 111 widebody aircraft carrying an average of 90 tonnes of humanitarian […]