Since achieving Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) certification at the beginning of this month, Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST), located in the Netherlands’ southern Limburg province, is now actively seeking more pharmaceutical traffic at its facility.
Managing Director of Maastricht Airport Jos Roeven said, “Pharma forms an important segment in air cargo, especially here in Limburg.” Roeven continued, saying that, while the airport has always been important for the transport of medicines and medical equipment, it is now showing greater interest in working with the numerous pharmaceutical companies with facilities in the southern Netherlands, such as Medtronic, Abbott, Boston Scientific, Medtrad and Merit Medical.
To attain the CEIV-Pharma certification, MST employees trained over the past few months, followed by an audit conducted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The training covered proper handling procedures and optimizing use of the airport’s facilities, which include two temperature-controlled cold storage rooms that are used only for pharmaceuticals.
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