WFS receives GDP certification in Madrid and Barcelona

By Rachelle Harry

Ground handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has received Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for its pharma operations at its Madrid and Barcelona hubs.

The company has already been GDP-certified at 14 of its pharma facilities, including Cape Town, Copenhagen, Cork, Dublin, Johannesburg, London and Paris CDG. Other stations with GDP certification in the pipeline include Amsterdam, Bangkok, Brussels and Frankfurt.

The company’s Amsterdam, Barcelona, Madrid and Paris CDG have also been IATA CEIV Pharma-certified.

At its Madrid and Barcelona hubs, WFS handles more than 8,600 tonnes of temperature-sensitive pharma shipments each year for six of its airline customers.

The company said both stations are playing an important role in the handling and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines for the Spanish population.

Humberto Castro, WFS’ managing director of cargo, Spain, commented: “WFS is already at the forefront of best-practice for pharma shipments in terms of compliance and our ability to safeguard product integrity. Now that our Madrid and Barcelona stations have both GDP and IATA CEIV certifications, customers have the added assurance that we meet the highest global standards for handling air cargo shipments of pharmaceuticals.”

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