LUG Health Care Center receives IATA CEIV Pharma certification

Presentation of the IATA CEIV certificate to LUG aircargo handling GmbH. From left to right: Nina Strippel, COO, LUG, Mathias Jakobi, Area Manager Central Europe, IATA, Dominik Misskampf, Senior Project Manager, LUG, Patrik Tschirch, CEO, LUG.

Airfreight handler LUG has received IATA CEIV Pharma certification. IATA area manager Central Europe Mathias Jakobi, says: “We are delighted that, as a key member of the Air Cargo Community Frankfurt, LUG (FRA) has completed this process. After successfully undergoing a strict assessment based on national and international standards, in particular IATA’s Temperature Control Regulations, and GDP best practices, we are recognizing LUG (FRA) as CEIV Pharma certified.”

“We are proud to see the CEIV Pharma network growing so fast and congratulate LUG (FRA) on their achievement. This important certification demonstrates the commitment and expertise of LUG in handling sensitive and high value pharma shipments according to international industry standards. It also strengthens the position of Frankfurt airport as one of the leading pharma gateways worldwide,” adds Jakobi.

Different rooms in the LUG Health Care Center offer temperature ranges between <-18°C, 2-8°C, and 15-25°C. The capacity can be adjusted to operational needs. Thus, a demand-oriented and long-term use of the facility is possible, independent of the incoming freight structures. A dedicated team, a comprehensive temperature monitoring and recording as well as an alarm system guarantee customers a transparent, qualified air cargo supply chain for pharmaceutical products.

“Transporting and handling pharmaceuticals present great challenges but also opportunities for stakeholders in the logistics industry. Recognizing this, IATA has created the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) Program, to help airlines, handlers, and forwarders to be compliant with international regulations and in turn make airfreight the first choice for the transportation of pharmaceutical products,” adds Jakobi.