BCUBE Air Cargo has achieved the International Air Transport Association’s Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Handling (CEIV) certificate.
The Italian logistics company was awarded the recognition in Rome at a ceremony on Wednesday 22 July. It gained the CEIV certificate for its new cargo facility at Rome Fiumicino Airport, which specialises in pharmaceutical products that need to be temperature controlled.
BCUBE Air Cargo is the first airport cargo handling company in Southern Europe to receive the certification, which certifies firms operate under the highest standards of management and transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals.
The project was implemented in the first half of 2015 for the two subsidiaries of BCUBE Air Cargo operating at Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa Aiurport. The latter will end the IATA validation by 31 July 2015.
The project also includes the certification, during 2016, of cargo platforms within the airports of Milan Linate Airport and Venice Airport, where the company operates.
BCUBE Air Cargo general manager, Mauro Grisafi, says: “We are aware that the pharmaceutical market requests quality logistics services in the airport for the highest level management of its products.
“BCUBE Air Cargo is at the forefront to meet these expectations. Pharmaceutical companies and forwarders, strong in such a Italian airport logistics system can now significantly reduce the time of delivery of the pharmaceutical product destined for other countries in the world knowing that they no longer have to triangulate airports in Northern Europe; this will help to generate benefits for the whole Italian system thus being able to compete well with other countries with tools and services of the highest quality.”
Looking ahead, Grisafi, says BCUBE Air Cargo will be the integration gateway between qualified international pharmaceuticals. “It is essential that pharmaceutical products are transported and managed according to the standard rules of the cold chain through a global logistics network that uses high-level procedures in a competitive environment.”
BCUBE Group and BCUB Air Cargo chief executive officer, Enrico Bazzi, says the investment demonstrates the company’s commitment in achieving excellence in all areas of logistics.