Dachser has expanded its life science and healthcare services by obtaining IATA CEIV Pharma certification at its Frankfurt Airport branch.
The certification process began in 2017, requiring internal and external training, review of procedures for handling temperature-controlled life science and healthcare products, and an extensive assessment of complex processes by two separate independent validators.
CEIV Pharma covers specific requirements of shippers of pharmaceutical products for secure and efficient airfreight services.
Dachser COO of air and sea logistics, Jochen Muller says: “The IATA certification is a key pillar of our global air-freight strategy. It attests to the highest service and quality standards for life science and healthcare customers through uniform processes and a compliant network.”
Dachser head of global airfreight, Timo Stroh adds: “We look forward to playing an important role in the shipment of life-saving medicines, and we will continue to expand our network capabilities as business field solution life science and healthcare over the coming year.”
IATA global head of cargo, Glyn Hughes says: “IATA is very pleased to recognise the growing interest in aviation leaders such as Dachser to ensure the best standards are applied in the transportation of sensitive pharmaceutical products.
“Airfreight excellence is most evident when best practice harmonised processes are followed, especially when it comes to transporting potentially life-saving cargo such as pharmaceuticals.”