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IATA CEIV Pharma Certification for AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIR Cargo

[ May 6, 2016   //   ]

The recently achieved IATA Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators Pharma (CEIV) certification is a significant milestone for Air France KLM Martinair Cargo. It also signifies another step towards and reconfirmation of the group’s ongoing focus on innovation and improvement of its global pharma network processes and facilities.

With its two hub operations and respective operating carriers being IATA CEIV Pharma certified, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo is able to concentrate even more on executing lane assessments to identify risks and implement the appropriate mitigations in services and processes. This will result in further enhancement of its global pharma network capabilities.

“Standardization is a prerequisite to jointly raise the bar as supply chain partners to better support the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare industry in conducting their business,” said Marcel de Nooijer, executive vice president KLM Cargo and managing director of Martinair Cargo. “The robust IATA CEIV Pharma program is exactly that: a standard for alignment of the pharmaceutical logistic supply chain. In this view we embrace the initiative of ACN, the industry association for air freight in the Netherlands, and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to join as Schiphol cargo community the IATA CEIV Pharma program.”

“Given our group’s longstanding experience in this segment and our ongoing ambition to transport pharmaceuticals successfully in the future, continuous improvement and innovation are a necessity to safeguard the quality of time and temperature sensitive shipments from end-to-end,” stated Alain Malka, executive vice president Air France Cargo. “Therefore, in close concert with our suppliers, we continue to invest in our global pharma network. Our new 15 – 25°C cool rooms in Nairobi and Toronto and our ‘KOLD KART’ technology to guarantee cool chain protection for ramp handling in Mexico are a few recent examples that form the proof of our determination.”