SDV implements CEIV Pharma in major hubs

Freight forwarder SDV is implementing the IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Pharmaceutical Logistics programme (CEIV Pharma) certification in 16 major airports across Europe, Asia, North America and South Africa.
The Bolloré Logistics subsidiary said that it will be the first company in the international transport and logistics industry to implement certified worldwide locations under the CEIV Pharma programme.
Brice Bellin, SDV Europe healthcare director, said: “The certification will help us demonstrate to clients and prospects SDV’s strong expertise in handling pharmaceutical products; especially through our quality management system and the rigorous training of our commercial and operational teams.
“It will increase security across major trade lanes from origin to destination and optimise the cold chain flow.”
Glyn Hughes, head of cargo at IATA, said: “Airfreight handlers today require specific capabilities to manage pharmaceutical products compared to products from other type of industries.
“The CEIV Pharma programme aims to implement a global standard across the air cargo supply chain by addressing the challenges of each stakeholder, including the latest achievements in pharmaceutical product transportation.
“This programme is proof that the air cargo industry is taking the challenges and concerns of the pharma shippers seriously to ensure that pharmaceutical products get to their destination swiftly and safely.”
Air Cargo News is hosting its second Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals Conference in December 2015. Click here for more details.

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