DHL Global Forwarding has gained IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma certification at Leipzig Halle Airport.
It started certifying stations in the third quarter of 2016 and the DHL Air Thermonet station in Leipzig received the label following independent third party audits and staff training.
The Leipzig station consists of 2,760 square metres, of which 232 are for temperatures between 2-8C and 265 for 15-25C.
DHL Global Forwarding vice president airfreight Germany, Thilo Specht says: “We at DHL place great emphasis on improving our service quality and demonstrate through IATA CEIV Pharma Certification, that we are the right partner for transporting vital and temperature sensitive products.”
Chief executive officer of LifeConEx at DHL Global Forwarding, David Bang who is also global head of DHL Temperature Management Solutions says: “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 air freight industry means productivity, accuracy, and reliability. All of those lead to product integrity and patient safety.”
DHL says it offers more transparency through its LifeTrack IT platform, allowing shipment tracking and enables intervention during the supply process around the clock 365 days a year.