Pharma Gateway Amsterdam recognised for supporting IATA CEIV

Left to right: Jonas van Stekelenburg, Cargo Director, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol; Sebastiaan Scholte, CEO, Jan de Rijk Logistics; Nick Careen, Senior Vice President, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security, IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recognised Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s support of the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) program.

Schiphol formed Pharma Gateway Amsterdam (PGA) a year ago to provide a transparent and qualified pharma air cargo supply chain, and members must undergo CEIV certification and are provided support and guidance throughout the process.

IATA senior vice president airport, passenger, cargo and security Nick Careen handed the certificate to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol cargo director, Jonas van Stekelenburg during the IATA World Cargo Symposium.

IATA global head of cargo, Glyn Hughes says: “Having Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Europe’s third largest freight airport, and Air Cargo Netherlands, one of the region’s largest operators, support the CEIV Pharma Program is a significant boost for meeting shippers’ expectations in terms of standardisation and transparency across the supply chain in the region.”

Van Stekelenburg adds: “It makes perfect sense that all PGA members become IATA CEIV Certified. IATA understands exactly what to look at when assessing the quality of the pharma supply chain, and receiving the accreditation assures our customers that at Schiphol, they are receiving the highest quality service.”

PGA has 13 members, they are: Cyberfreight, GEFCO, VCK Logistics, Yusen Logistics, Swissport, Dnata, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), Air France-KLM, De Jong Special Services, Jan de Rijk Logistics, Nouwens Breda, DJ Middelkoop, and SGS.