UPS enhances Singapore healthcare supply chain capabilities

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UPS’s freight forwarding operation at Changi Airport, Singapore has received IATA CEIV Pharma Certification for pharmaceutical logistics. The certification is the first for UPS in Asia Pacific and strengthens the value proposition of UPS’s healthcare logistics offering in the region. It is a further validation of its capabilities in the safe, secure and efficient transportation of high-value pharmaceutical products.

IATA’s CEIV Pharma Certification is an industry certification developed by IATA, regulators and aviation industry stakeholders. It evaluates companies on a comprehensive range of criteria including quality management systems, facilities, equipment, operations and staff expertise.

“Pharmaceuticals are time and temperature-sensitive, requiring an extra amount of care throughout the transportation process. These are not typical packages, and at times life-saving deliveries as well. This certification is an affirmation of the high standards of handling and transportation that UPS’s customers in the healthcare and life sciences sector have come to rely on for their high-value shipments,” said Lim Bee Koong, director, Healthcare Strategy, UPS Asia Pacific.

“Our continual upgrades and technology investments give us a high degree of visibility over the healthcare supply chain. It’s this customer-first focus that has helped pave the way for our IATA CEIV Pharma Certification.”