Frankfurt Cargo Services achieves IATA CEIV pharma certification

Cargo handler FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services has successfully concluded the IATA CEIV certification process for its pharma operations.

The handler said it had upgraded its facilitates as part of the certification.

Christoph Cyranek, manager of quality assurance and performance improvement at FCS, said: “In the course of the certification process, the FCS special warehouses were equipped with a state-of-the-art new temperature monitoring system and underwent an in-depth audit.

“Functionality and safety for the products was confirmed by the necessary temperature mapping activities. As part of our preparations for the logistics involving Covid-19 vaccines that is presumably coming up, this certification comes at just the right time, of course. As the first step, we already decided to expand our existing infrastructure so even more handling space can be provided for active refrigerated containers.”

The handler said it is now working towards meeting European Union Good Distribution Practice (GDP) standards.

“EU GDP certification for medical products for human use, like CEIV certification, serves to monitor the distribution chain with an eye to the quality and intactness of medicinal products,” said the handler.

“Unlike CEIV certification, however, it addresses a larger segment of the economy, since GDP certification relates to the entire process of transportation from the producer through to the end customer, independent of airfreight.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]