Cargolux passes GDP renewal audit

17 / 01 / 2017

Cargolux Airlines has passed its Good Distribution Practice (GDP) renewal audit for handling pharma products to European Union regulatory requirements and of World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.

In addition, the GDP certification recognises the European all-cargo carrier’s fleet of Boeing 747 freighters with four independently-controlled temperature zones.

The audit also extends to the Luxembourg-based airline’s qualified team of cool chain experts, experienced in the handling of healthcare goods in an effective, end-to-end temperature controlled process.

Franco Nanna, Cargolux director global logistics services and also chairman of IATA’s Time and Temperature Task Force, said: “At a micro level, we need to demonstrate at all times that we govern the ever growing sophisticated needs of the global healthcare supply chain pertinently and transparently.

“The GDP re-certification underlines Cargolux’s strong commitment to the safe and expedient movement of high value temperature sensitive healthcare goods across its global network.

“It also recognises the company’s continuous drive for service quality that is much appreciated by customers and partners alike.”

Cargolux became the world’s first GDP certified airline in January 2014, and its hub at Luxembourg airport is also GDP certified.