Cargolux Airlines has successfully renewed its GDP certification after passing the GDP Surveillance Audit, which validates the certification for another year.
The airline says it means its management system fulfills the requirements of the EU directive ‘Guidelines on Good Distribution Practice of Medicinal Products for Human Use’ and of World Health Organisation guidelines.
Cargolux became the world’s first GDP certified carrier in January 2014.
The GDP certification plays a key role in assuring the quality and the integrity of the transportation and distribution of medicinal products.
Cargolux director of global logistics services and chairman of the International Air Transport Association’s time and temperature task force, Franco Nanna says: “GDP Certification ensures compliance with best distribution practice and quality in all related logistics services, especially in this highly regulated sector.
“It provides peace of mind to the customers when shipping these valuable commodities from point of origin to destination. Customers satisfaction is our passion.”
The GDP certification programme centres on the use of sophisticated, specialised equipment, well established pharmaceutical working procedures and continuously improving pharma handling expertise.
In addition, the GDP certification recognises the operation of a specialised fleet of Boeing 747 freighters with four independently-controlled temperature zones and its qualified team of cool chain experts, experienced in the handling of healthcare goods in an effective, end-to-end temperature controlled process.