WFS awarded IATA CEIV Pharma at Schiphol

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Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has gained IATA CEIV Pharma certification for its pharmaceutical handling facilities at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

At Schiphol, WFS provides dedicated temperature-controlled facilities for pharma products requiring both 2-8C and 15-25C environments.

In preparation for its CEIV audit, WFS carried out a risk analysis and updated its quality management system and operating procedures to ensure full compliance with IATA requirements.

All employees received specific training on the procedures and pharma handling processes, while the team leading the CEIV programme for WFS also completed IATA’s CEIV Pharma course.

Stephane Scholving, managing director for WFS Amsterdam says: “Completing the audit process has enhanced our ability to provide safe and secure handling of temperature controlled pharmaceutical shipments and will allow us to develop closer partnerships with our airline customers in support of their own shipper and forwarder clients, which trust them to protect the quality of their pharmaceutical shipments throughout the transportation process.”

WFS handles more than 220,000 tonnes of cargo a year at Schiphol on behalf of 70 airline customers, a figure that will increase when its contract with Lufthansa Cargo commences on 1 February.