Qatar Airways Cargo has been awarded Qualified Envirotainer Provider Training and Quality Programme (QEP) accreditation for 10 new stations: London Heathrow, Milan, Shanghai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Colombo, Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai.
The QEP accreditation recognises carriers that operate Envirotainer containers in compliance with Good Distribution Practice (GDP) throughout their network and which demonstrate capability in properly managing active pharma shipments, meet the company’s training and quality requirements, and pass the Envirotainer audits.
The 10 most recently accredited Qatar Airways Cargo stations now join Amsterdam, Basel, Paris, Doha and Chicago, bringing the total number of QEP accredited stations to 15 globally.
Qatar Airways chief officer cargo, Guillaume Halleux said: “We have come a long way since introducing the QR Pharma product in 2014, and we are always seeking new ways to enhance the cool chain for the benefit of our customers and business.
“The Envirotainer’s QEP accreditation at 10 new stations in our network endorses our efficient pharma handling processes and our capability to manage active pharma shipments, which is recognised by both, forwarders and shippers. Our aim is to continue to enroll more stations into the Envirotainer accreditation programme in the coming months.”
Qatar Airways Cargo has been managing Envirotainer containers to transport pharmaceuticals since 2014. The airline’s pharma network spans more than 70 stations globally, with the latest addition of Oslo in May 2018.