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Airfreight: Frankfurt is becoming Europe´s largest certified pharma-hub

Airfreight: Frankfurt is becoming Europe´s largest certified pharma-hub

Frankfurt, Germany: Frankfurt is pitching to lead Europe in temperature and time sensitive goods, specifically pharmaceutical shipments such as vaccines or medicine.

Currently numerous companies are pursuing the IATA CEIV Pharma certification with the strong support of the Air Cargo Community Frankfurt. Their common goal: Frankfurt becomes the largest certified pharmaceutical gateway in Europe.

“The products and services related to the transport of pharmaceutical shipments have always been world class in Frankfurt and serve as a role model for many“, says Joachim von Winning, executive director air cargo community Frankfurt.

“With comprehensive certification of the entire process chain we will have independent confirmation and can recommend Frankfurt as the Pharma-Gateway for Europe. At the same time we also see the certification process as an opportunity to optimize services and processes. In doing so we want to respond even better to the needs and requirements of freight forwarders and pharmaceutical companies. IATA CEIV Pharma provides the perfect setting and implementation should be completed by early 2017 at the latest, with some companies even earlier.“

Glyn Hughes, IATA hlobal head of cargo: “We are very pleased to have Frankfurt, as one of the major pharmaceutical hubs, recognize the obvious benefits of the IATA CEIV Pharma-Standards. The collective approach to certify across corporate boundaries and for every relevant part of the process chain cannot be stressed enough.“