Dachser renews IATA CEIV Pharma certification in Frankfurt
Frankfurt Airport branch demonstrably meets the highest service and quality standards in the transport of life science and healthcare products
KEMPTEN/FRANKFURT, GERMANY - Media OutReach - 5 November 2021
-Dachser's Frankfurt air and sea
freight branch has once again received certification from IATA's Center of
Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV
Pharma), demonstrating its capabilities in logistics services for the life
science and healthcare industry.
transport of life science and health care products must meet exacting
standards. Drugs and other pharmaceutical products are often
temperature-sensitive, urgent shipments that must be handled in compliance with
a complex regulatory environment. As an industry standard, CEIV Pharma
certification covers the specific requirements of senders of pharmaceutical
products with regard to safe, correct, and efficient air freight services.
"This recertification confirms our expertise in the life science and healthcare
sector," says Timo Stroh, Head of Global Air Freight, who is also responsible
for the Life Science and Healthcare Logistics Business Field Solution at
Dachser. "It certifies the highest standards of service and quality, which we provide
to our customers through consistent processes and a GDP-compliant network."
same standards apply for recertification as for initial certification. CEIV
Pharma certification requires internal and external training, a review of
procedures for handling temperature-controlled life science and healthcare
shipments, and an extensive assessment of these complex processes by two
consider it absolutely essential to meet international standards in the
worldwide transport of sensitive products," Stroh explains. "This benefits
our customers. Our location at Frankfurt Airport is immensely important for our
global network. As an international air freight gateway with its own charter
connections, its direct link to Dachser's tightly knit overland transport
network, and the established CEIV Pharma setup, the location is crucial for the
further development of our industry solution for customers in the life science
and healthcare sector," Stroh says.
Air & Sea Logistics CEIV Pharma certified on three continents
addition to the Air & Sea Logistics branch at Frankfurt Airport, the other
Dachser locations with this IATA certification are Shanghai, China; Mumbai and
Hyderabad, India; and Atlanta, US. The Life Science and Healthcare Logistics
Quality Management System is implemented on a global level to ensure uniform
processes in all countries.
Pharma provides the pharmaceutical industry with a globally standardized and
recognized certification for the handling of pharmaceutical products that meets
and exceeds international standards and guidelines. These include the Good
Distribution Practices (GDP) as defined by the European Union and the World
Health Organization, the standards of the United States Pharmacopeia, and the
IATA regulations for temperature-controlled transport.
Headquartered in Germany,
Dachser is one of the world's leading logistics providers. Using its own
in-house developed IT-systems, the company incorporates transport, warehousing,
and value-added services to provide comprehensive supply chain solutions.
Thanks to some 30,800 employees at 387 locations all over the globe, Dachser
generated consolidated net revenue of approximately EUR 5.6 billion in 2020.
The same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 78.6 million shipments
weighing 39.8 million metric tons. Dachser is represented by its own country
organizations in 42 countries on five continents. In Asia, there are branch
offices in 48 locations across 12 Business Areas. Its Asia Pacific Regional
Head Office is located in Hong Kong.