Fraport achieves IATA CEIV Pharma for ramp operations
24 / 04 / 2018
Airport operator Fraport has achieved IATA’s CEIV Pharma certification for its ramp handling operations.
Martin Bien, senior executive vice president of ground services at Fraport, received the accolade at the IATA Ground Handling Conference in Doha. During the ceremony.
Bien said: “With the CEIV Pharma certification from IATA, Frankfurt Airport is one of the largest pharmaceutical hubs in the world to offer a fully certified ground handling process – now with ramp handling also included.”
More than 100,000 metric tons of vaccines, drugs, medicines and other pharmaceutical products were handled at Frankfurt Airport in 2017.
Fraport’s ramp handling division has been operating a transporter vehicle for temperature-controlled shipments for over 20 years.
It is the first ground equipment in the world to be covered by the CEIV certification.
The special vehicle allows transportation of main and lower-deck units in a range from -30 to +30 degrees Celsius with pinpoint precision and is also equipped with an electronic temperature monitoring system and tracking options.
“We see pharmaceutical transportation as a growth market for the future,” added Martin Bien.
“Receiving IATA’s CEIV certification underscores that Fraport has the requisite infrastructure and the necessary expertise to accommodate this growth. We are well prepared for future requirements of the pharmaceutical industry and forwarding companies.”
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