EuroAirport cargo community celebrates IATA CEIV Pharma certification

posted on 5th November 2018 by Justin Burns
EuroAirport cargo community celebrates IATA CEIV Pharma certification

The EuroAirport cargo community has celebrated receiving IATA CEIV Pharma certification as part of a joint approach across stakeholders.

The airport held a customer event on 30 October 2018 at the EuroAirport Cargo Terminal which was attended by IATA’s global head of cargo, Glyn Hughes.

He joined representatives of the four air freight stakeholders Fiege, Fischer Road Cargo, Swissport and Swiss WorldCargo and the airport’s management to celebrate the IATA CEIV Pharma certification.

During the event, EuroAirport said it was “proud to receive a certificate of recognition for its valuable support, endorsement and contribution as an IATA CEIV Pharma Partner Airport”.

Situated at the crossroads of Switzerland, France and Germany, EuroAirport is now the first airport authority to be certified IATA CEIV Pharma within a community approach in France and Switzerland.

Fiege, Fischer Road Cargo, Swissport and Swiss WorldCargo together with EuroAirport Cargo management decided at the end of 2015 to join forces and implement the IATA CEIV Pharma certification program individually and at collective level.

Over the last few years, all program participants have worked closely together to fine tune and align stakeholder interfaces. Their joint objective was to ensure as a community the delivery of high quality standards in the transport, storage and handling of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products at the EuroAirport Cargo Terminal site.

This community certification confirms EuroAirport cargo community’s commitment towards the regional life science industry. In addition, it reinforces the airport’s position as a reliable partner for the rapid, consistent and efficient storage, handling and transportation of pharmaceutical products in full respect of stringent cold chain requirements.

Thanks to its 21,000 square metre state-of-the-art cargo terminal offering constant temperature control, real-time temperature monitoring as well as fast and efficient processing, EuroAirport is able to meet fully the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry in the trinational region as a whole and in particular the needs of companies based in Basel, home to the world’s highest density of successful life science companies.