Cargolux renews GDP certificate

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Cargolux Airlines International has renewed its Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certificate, which it says confirms its strength in handling healthcare goods.

Cargolux, which became the world’s first GDP certified airline in January 2014, says its management system fulfils the requirements of the European Union directive ‘Guidelines on Good Distribution Practice of Medicinal Products for Human Use’ and of World Health Organization guidelines.

Cargolux director global logistics services, Franco Nanna, who is also chairman of the International Air Transport Association’s time and temperature task force, says: “The GDP re-certification underlines Cargolux’s strong commitment to the safe and expedient movement of high value temperature sensitive healthcare goods across its global network. It also recognises the company’s continuous drive for service quality that is much appreciated by customers and partners alike.”

The certificate recognises Cargolux’s operations of its fleet of Boeing 747 Freighters with four independently controlled temperature zones and its qualified team of cool chain experts. Cargolux’s Luxembourg airport hub is also GDP certified.