Bolloré Logistics gains CEIV Pharma certification in Paris

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Bollore Logistics' healthcare director for Europe, Brice Bellin receives the CEIV Pharma certification from IATA's chief executive officer, Alexandre de Juniac

Bolloré Logistics has been awarded the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) – becoming the 1st transport and logistics firm in France to gain it.

IATA’s chief executive officer, Alexandre de Juniac, and president of ADP, Augustin de Romanet presented the company with the certification.

In a pilot phase of the CEIV Pharma certification process for one year with IATA, Bolloré Logistics has received it for its Roissy CDG platform in France after getting awarded it for sites in Brussels (Belgium), Frankfurt (Germany) and Lisbon (Portugal).

The logistics giant is looking to gain CEIV throughout its global network with certifications in progress at other sites in Europe, but also in other regions of the world, including in Singapore, Johannesburg, and Chicago.

Bolloré Logistics healthcare director, Brice Bellin says: “By certifying our hubs around the world we are able to guarantee our customers airfreight transportation respecting the cold chain and the strict quality standards required by the pharmaceutical industry. This certification demonstrates our ability to standardise our end-to-end processes from origin to final destination.”

IATA’s senior vice president for airport, passenger, cargo and security, Nick Careen adds: “Cold chain management, especially with healthcare products, must meet the requirements of quality and reliability. Shippers expect standardisation and transparency throughout the supply chain and want to be assured that facilities are equipped and operated throughout the highest standards.

“The CEIV Pharma certification meets all these requirements and more. Bolloré Logistics took up this CEIV Pharma certification challenge. Their success will result in a stronger and more competitive airfreight service for this vital sector of the global economy.”