Certified champions: American moves life-saving pharmaceuticals

posted on 14th October 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Certified champions: American moves life-saving pharmaceuticals

“CEIV Pharma certification is a recognition of the long-standing commitment American has made to ensure that our processes exceed industry standards for the care of temperature-controlled and life science products,” said Sam Hancock, an ExpediteTC Champion.

And meticulous detail to pharmaceutical shipments has never been more crucial, as improper handling may render vaccinations unusable. For Sam, Morelee and the dozens of American’s other ExpediteTC Champions, it’s a challenge they take personally.

“Our pharmaceutical shippers place a tremendous amount of trust in us,” said David Vance, Vice President of Cargo Operations and Airport Support for American Airlines. “ExpediteTC and CEIV Pharma certification reflect our team’s commitment to pharmaceutical efficacy and safely moving temperature-critical goods around the world.”

‘’We congratulate the American Airlines Cargo team on achieving their CEIV Pharma certification. More than ever, the entire air cargo supply chain must work together to follow global best practices to ensure the safe transportation of these temperature-sensitive life-saving products,’’ said Glyn Hughes, Global Head of Cargo at the International Air Transport Association.

Morelee and Sam’s approach to temperature-controlled shipments — and that of their teammates — is to move every pharmaceutical shipment with the utmost attention to detail, whether it be a vaccine to end a global pandemic or a pill to stop a runny nose.

“It’s exciting to know that I can make a difference with everything that’s going on in the world right now,” Morelee said. “My work plays a part in saving people’s lives.”