Cargologic obtains CEIV re-certification at Zurich Airport

By Rebecca Jeffrey

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Swiss WorldCargo’s ground handling partner Cargologic has obtained re-certification as a “Center of Excellence for Independent Validators” (CEIV) from IATA for the handling of pharmaceutical products at Zurich Airport.

The accreditation helps demonstrate cool chain integrity to customers throughout the global network of Swiss WorldCargo, which was fully CEIV re-certified last year.

In 2016, Swiss WorldCargo’s Zurich hub first became CEIV certified and recognised as GDP compliant by Swiss authorities Swissmedic. In 2018, IATA authorities evaluated Swiss WorldCargo’s pharmaceutical handling and processes before announcing that the Swiss WorldCargo organisation had met all necessary requirements for a full CEIV certification and in 2021 Swiss WorldCargo was successfully re-certified.

Lorenzo Stoll, head of cargo for Swiss International Air Lines, said: “We highly appreciate Cargologic’s efforts for being CEIV recertified again, which underlines our both efforts on maintaining highest standards and jointly enhancing our already state of the art hub in Zurich, the center of Europe. The CEIV certification of Cargologic strengthens the whole Swiss WorldCargo offering for temperature-controlled pharma as it provides end to end quality.”

The temperature-controlled handling of pharmaceutical products continues to be increasingly challenging owing to global regulatory conditions. IATA’S CEIV Pharma supports the air transport industry in complying with pharmaceutical manufacturers’ requirements, said Swiss WorldCargo.

It added that the industry identifies the need to build a network of certified pharmaceutical trade lanes that meet consistent standards and assure product integrity. With the pharmaceutical sector being one of the key driving forces of the Swiss economy, the volumes of pharmaceutical and biotech shipments being transported via Zurich Airport – transfer shipments in particular – is ever increasing.

Headquartered at Zurich airport, Swiss WorldCargo is the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines.

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