Maastricht Airport targets more pharma traffic after CEIV achievement

Maastricht Airport has achieved IATA CEIV Pharma Certification as it looks to gain more healthcare traffic.
The Netherlands airport said that employees have been intensively trained and assessed over the past few months, followed by an audit conducted by IATA.
Maastricht Aachen Airport managing director Jos Roeven said: “Pharma forms an important segment in air cargo, especially here in Limburg.
“The pharmaceutical industry makes frequent use of air transport because it’s proven fast, consistent and efficient. In addition, air transport is, like no other, capable of transporting valuable, time-sensitive and temperature-controlled products.
“The south of the Netherlands in general, as well as Limburg in particular, are known worldwide for their pharmaceutical industry.”
Examples of companies based in the region are Medtronic, Abbott, Boston Scientific, Medrad and Merit Medical.
Roeven concluded: “We are very proud of all those who recently put their shoulders to the wheel, not only by taking the courses, but also by strengthening the procedures and optimising our facilities, including two temperature-controlled cold storage rooms that are used only for pharmaceuticals.”
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