GEFCO has been awarded the IATA-CEIV Pharma Certification for its Freight Forwarding activity in Netherlands. This certification reflects GEFCO’s expertise in Life Sciences & Healthcare supply chain management.
Global movement of pharmaceutical product is today’s most regulated and complex cargo business in the world. This is why, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has developed a Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) to train and support organizations, regulators and industry stakeholders like GEFCO in complying with international regulations.
GEFCO is committed to the secure transportation of pharmaceutical products across its global network. In this regard, GEFCO Netherlands participated and achieved successfully the IATA-CEIV Pharma certification. The Group’s expertise in global pharmaceutical air freight as well as its involvement in providing the highest quality standards possible in the area are now recognized through this excellency certification.
"We are proud to be awarded the IATA-CEIV PHARMA certification. This achievement is further proof of GEFCO’s commitment to supplying secure and compliant freight forwarding shipment of Life Sciences and Healthcare products and ensuring the integrity of products. By working in partnership with IATA, we can continue to support regulations. This recognition will reinforce our global Freight Forwarding expertise specifically for the Life Sciences & Healthcare sector” says Anthony Gunn, Executive Vice President of GEFCO’s Freight Forwarding activity.
This achievement has been made possible thanks to the full support of Schiphol Airport, one of Europe’s largest gateways for pharma traffic. The Amsterdam Airport logistics community has launched a closed pharma chain program that enables companies to get the IATA CEIV Pharma certification and offer them new levels of transparency.
“Schiphol Cargo congratulates GEFCO on receiving the IATA CEIV certification. This certification represents IATA recognition of GEFCO’s expertise in handling pharmaceutical air cargo in the safest way and the highest quality possible.” says Jonas van Stekelenburg, Head of Cargo of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
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