Yusen gains IATA CEIV certification at Schiphol

From left to right: Etienne Vesseur (Deputy General Manager), Johan Drijsen (Customer Service Manager), Said Aharchaoui (Export Manager), Jeroen Over (Warehouse Manager) and Perry van Maris (Import Manager)

Yusen Logistics Benelux has received the honour of becoming the first freight forwarder at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to receive IATA CEIV Pharma certification.

The company says it invested in staff and equipment to take its operations beyond Good Distribution Practices to International Air Transport Association Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics.

Yusen Logistics Benelux deputy general manager air freight forwarding, Etienne Vesseur says: “IATA CEIV-certification underlines Yusen Logistics’ total commitment to safe transportation of high-value temperature and time sensitive shipments of pharmaceuticals. We are very excited as one of the first logistics companies in the Netherlands to be able to offer our customers this premium airfreight service.”

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol head of cargo, Jonas van Stekelenburg adds: “This certification represents IATA confirmation of Yusen Logistics’ proven capability to handle, store and transport medicines and other pharmaceutical products with extreme care. A well-deserved achievement! We are very happy with this next stage in the Schiphol initiative ‘’Pharma Gateway Amsterdam’’ that has been CEIV certified.”

Yusen is participating in the joint Schiphol Cargo and Air Cargo Netherlands program to become the Preferred European Pharma Gateway, launched at the IATA World Cargo Symposium in March 2016. The Pharma Gateway Amsterdam programme is a closed IATA CEIV Pharma certified supply chain from shipper to consignee.