Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) has kept quality up by completing the Good Distribution Practices (GDP) audit with no non-compliance or observations for the third year running.
The World Health Organization (WHO) GDP audit examined Hactl’s staff competence, premises, equipment, processes, quality, control system and hygiene standards. The audit confirmed Hactl’s cold chain management systems continue to conform to specified standards and relevant GDP legislation and guidelines.
Hactl manager – quality assurance, Benny Siu says: “To drive continuous improvement in pharma products handling at Hactl, we have not only complied with the WHO GDP standard, but have also built IATA [International Air Transport Association] Temperature Control Regulations (TCR) recommendations, the most stringent requirements of our customer airlines and industry best practice into every area of our processes.”
Hactl says GDP accreditation is based on its ‘Golden Route’ concept, combining specialised equipment and resources and expedited processes, providing constant temperature, highest-priority service for pharma shipments.