Kuehne + Nagel has become the first logistics provider to become IATA CEIV Pharma certified across its entire network.
The entire KN PharmaChain GxP air network has been International Air Transport Association Center of Excellence for Independent Validators certified, and Kuehne + Nagel says this is in line with its strategy to utilise audits by external parties to set the benchmark for pharma and healthcare logistics.
Kuehne + Nagel senior vice president products & services global air logistics, Marcel Fujike says: “Achieving this confirms the high standards we set with our KN PharmaChain offer and together with IATA we even strengthened our product further now. We will drive this standard towards our supply chain partners as well for the benefit of our customers.”
IATA senior vice president, airport, passenger, cargo and security, Nick Careen adds: “Our joint effort to certify the global KN PharmaChain network as well as the integration of the IATA CEIV Pharma Standards, like the CEIV checklist, in Kuehne + Nagel’s quality process is a key step forward to roll out this program worldwide.”
The certificate confirms the quality and credentials of KN PharmaChain, which can provide real-time monitoring and visibility through the use of active transmitting sensors and proactive intervention via the 24/7/365 CareTeam.
Kuehne + Nagel says the KN PharmaChain network is capable of providing differentiated solutions for critical general cargo, ambient or temperature controlled door-to-door solutions meeting high standards of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.