K+N achieves IATA CEIV Pharma re-certification of entire cold chain network

Freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has achieved IATA CEIV Pharma re-certification of its KN PharmaChain GxP Compliant Air Logistics network, which is present in 94 locations around the world.

After conducting a thorough review, IATA CEIV Pharma auditors confirmed K+N the high standard of K+N PharmaChain network and granted re-certification for another three years.

K+N was the first freight forwarder to achieve CEIV Pharma certification for all stations within its network in 2017.

The company said that at each stage of a pharma shipment’s journey, its “highly trained pharma experts ensure quality, end-to-end visibility and regulatory compliance”.

K+N customers sending pharma shipments via K+N’s PharmaChain network can benefit from transparent and controlled documentation processes, real-time monitoring thanks to the use of active transmitting sensors and assistance when required from K+N’s dedicated Pharma CareTeam, which is available 24/7.

Reinier Danckaarts, global head of air logistics product development, commented: “We are proud to be the one and only logistics service provider that has received CEIV Pharma re-certification for our entire pharma network.

“Achieving this milestone proves the highest standards we have set with our KN PharmaChain service offering, which translates into superior quality and compliance of our customers’ pharmaceuticals and medical equipment shipments.

“Together with IATA and our supply chain partners, we will keep driving this standard to ensure service excellence and first-in-class performance of our transportation service.”

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