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Turkish Airways hub receives IATA CEIV for Pharma, Medical Products

[ August 30, 2016   //   ]

The Istanbul hub of Turkish Airways has received  IATA CEIV (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators) Pharma certificates, for the transport of pharmaceutical and medical products.
The certificate was awarded to both passenger and cargo arms of the airline.
Turkish Cargo has totally 3000 m² special storage areas covering four different temperature ranges (from -20 °C to +25 °C) in an indoor area of 43.000 m² on a total area of 71.000 m². The healthcare products are stored in a dedicated area of 1030 m². All storing and handling processes are carried out as specified in the relevant regulations. Temperatures are monitored with the telemetry system, and all cargo movements are tracked with COMIS, Turkish Cargo’s IT software in real time.
For the special cargo operations, a dedicated team ensures smooth continuation of the process. The temperature- and time-critical consignments are the last cargoes prepared for loading and the first ones loaded into the aircraft in order to minimize their exposure to outer environment. With its thermal blanket and active container services, Turkish Cargo aims to minimize the risk to highly sensitive healthcare products. As an indication of the importance it gives to such consignments, Turkish Cargo is planning to commission the “Thermal Dolly” service and using it for the temperature- and time-critical consignments soon.
Giving services up to high-quality standards in terms of the facility, equipment and transportation processes, Turkish Cargo receives services up to high standards thanks to its agreements with its service provider business partners, and takes pride in offering its customers the best service in transportation of healthcare products. It also meets the needs of its business partners, consignors and producers through standard operational procedures (SOP) and special agreements prepared specifically for transportation of the time and temperature sensitive healthcare products.

Turkish Cargo