Swiss WorldCargo remains GDP compliant at Zurich Airport hub

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Swiss WorldCargo has renewed its GDP compliance for handling pharmaceutical products at its Zurich Airport hub, and says this further strengthens its network of quality corridors.

Swissmedic, the Swiss authority responsible for the authorisation and supervision of therapeutic products, renewed the Cargologic handling facilities’ GDP compliance certification in September 2017.

Swiss WorldCargo’s ground handling partner was one of the first to secure GDP compliance in 2014 and IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for handling pharmaceutical products in 2015.

The airline has invested heavily in replicating best practice models in collaboration with its ground handling partners around the world, with a network of certified trade lanes being implemented to ensure the highest quality standards and product integrity in cold chain handling on a global scale.

It says 50 “quality corridors” are expected to be in place by the end of 2017, covering the top pharma destinations.

Swiss WorldCargo is also seeking to extend the Envirotainer QEP programme, which recognises its partner carriers as competent service providers when handling Envirotainer active units around their network.

In addition, the airline has further enhanced its capabilities when handling pharma products with the implementation of the additional storage temperature range “ERT” in the cool storage facilities at the main pharma destinations.