Swissport awarded IATA CEIV Pharma at EuroAirport

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Swissport has been awarded CEIV Pharma certification by the International Air Transport Association for operations at Basel’s EuroAirport.

The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) in Pharmaceutical Logistics standard ensures airfreight customers receive the highest quality and safety standards for the transportation of pharmaceutical products.

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is Swissport’s sixth CEIV certified cargo facility and volumes for the cargo handling agent reached 47,000 tonnes in 2017 at the Franco-Swiss airport.

Since opening the warehouse in 2015, Swissport has expanded the facility, which features 7,500 square metres of temperature controlled surface, with a temperature range of between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius.

There are special cooling units for pharmaceuticals ensuring temperatures between two and eight Celsius and a unit for goods requiring temperatures of -20 Celsius.

Due to direct access to the tarmac, Swissport can move pharmaceuticals within an average of two minutes from its temperature controlled warehouse to the aircraft.

Swissport International chief commercial officer, Nils Knudsen says: “We are very pleased to receive the recognition by the CEIV for pharmaceutical logistics services at our state-of-the-art cargo facility in Basel. The CEIV certification underlines the attractiveness of our services at Switzerland’s most modern airfreight terminal.”