Joining its operation in neighboring Brussels Airport, cargo handler Swissport International has completed the validation process for IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) for Pharmaceuticals at Liège Airport. Swissport Cargo Liège is, after Swissport Cargo Brussels, the second Swissport Cargo station to successfully complete the CEIV-Pharma certification process.
The program, which includes implementation planning, on-site assessment, training and validation, sets the standard in the pharmaceutical logistics industry and raises the benchmark for compliance with the tough industry regulations required to protect the fragile and temperature-sensitive vaccines and other biotech materials.
“This is another important milestone to continue putting Liège Airport on the map as a major logistics platform for the pharmaceutical industry,” said Patrick Minsart, managing director Swissport Cargo Services Belgium.
According to IATA’s Independent Validators online bulletin board, Swissport is one of 14 supply chain companies to have earned the CEIV-Pharma designation, 10 of which operate in Belgium. Swissport is also one of six ground-handling firms to earn the designation.
Swissport International handles about 4.1 million tonnes of cargo a year for 835 clients in the aviation sector