DHL gains IATA CEIV in Bogota, 7 US stations to follow by Q2 2017

From left to right: Sandra Leiva, Business Process Competency Center and Quality Colombia; Vicky Quintana, Air Freight Head Colombia and Spanish-speaking South America; Jorge Mendez, Air Freight Product Development; and Catalina Mendoza, Air Freight Import Specialist pose with their Bogota, Colombia IATA CEIV certificate

DHL Global Forwarding is to certify seven of its 11 US stations by the end of the second quarter of 2017 to IATA CEIV Pharma standards following certification in Bogota, Colombia.

The air and ocean freight specialist is to certify its Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia and San Juan to International Air Transport Association Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (IATA CEIV) standards, which will involve audits by third parties and training courses for employees on site.

DHL Global Forwarding chief executive officer (CEO), David Goldberg says: “Through the IATA CEIV certification, DHL is setting itself apart by meeting the highest global third party air freight regulatory standards.”

“Through a targeted approach, we have selected stations in some of our key U.S. hubs to undergo the rigorous audit certification process in order to further solidify our leadership position in these markets.”

DHL Global Forwarding CEO of LifeConEx and global head of DHL Temperature Management Solutions, David Bang adds: “Over many years, DHL has been actively involved with IATA’s continuous efforts to adequately answer to the regulatory demands of the pharmaceutical industry. This standardised approach in the airfreight industry means productivity, accuracy, and reliability. All of those lead to product integrity and patient safety.”