Rhenus Logistics Air & Ocean Frankfurt obtains GDP certification

By Rebecca Jeffrey

The Frankfurt branch of Rhenus Logistics Air & Ocean has obtained certification in line with Good Distribution Practice (GDP) for pharma shipments.

Rhenus said in a press release that this means that the air and ocean freight specialist meets the EU’s guidelines for “good sales practice for human medicinal products”.

The certification is important for the global positioning of Rhenus Air & Ocean in the field of life sciences and health care, said the company.

The key factors in obtaining the certification involved implementing a quality management system in line with the GDP guidelines at the branch in Frankfurt and documenting all the processes along the supply chain without any gaps.

Rhenus Air & Ocean has been able to demonstrate that the supply chain for human medicines is fully controlled and the effectiveness of the medicines is guaranteed during all transport and storage operations.

This means that the company has fulfilled the condition for being allowed to operate as a logistics specialist in the pharmaceuticals sector.

To achieve this, Rhenus Air & Ocean must select and qualify all its partners in line with the GDP principles.

“The rule for every company operating in the health sector is that patients’ well-being is the top priority. We therefore set ourselves the highest quality standards and measure all our processes by them,” said Tristan Stechmann, head of life sciences and health care Germany at Rhenus Air & Ocean.

Rhenus Air & Ocean offers customers operating in the life sciences and health care sector-specific solutions for air, ocean and road freight operations. Its business site at Frankfurt Airport enables Rhenus Air & Ocean to gain access to the German market for the life sciences and health care industry.


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