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Shaping Europe's smartest pharma hub

About us


Pharma Gateway Amsterdam (PGA) was founded by Air Cargo Netherlands, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and 23 logistics companies 

with the purpose to offer shippers of pharmaceutical products an IATA CEIV Pharma certified (and/or equally qualified program) closed airfreight supply chain.This way ensuring quality, efficiency and transparency of pharma shipments.

A concerted effort to improve the quality of pharmaceutical supply chain

 Pharmaceuticals are temperature sensitive goods and are harmful to patients when exposed to temperature deviations. The need for more compliant, standard, accountable and transparent processes in the pharmaceutical logistics air cargo chain encouraged the cargo community at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to collaborate in order to optimize and ensure efficient and qualitative handling of pharmaceutical shipments.


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Connecting the cargo community around Amsterdam to improve quality

Pharma Gateway Amsterdam is focused around 5 pillars:


Pharma Gateway Amsterdam offers an IATA CEIV Pharma certified airfreight logistics community with best in class facilities and capabilities


PGA offers fast Customs clearance and integrated processes together with 1 standardized Pharma lane


Amsterdam Airport Schiphol offers direct air connections to 326 destinations worldwide, and has excellent

transport connections by sea, rail and road.


Pharma Gateway Amsterdam pursues innovations leading to real-time access to temperature data to optimally track and trace each shipment.


PGA offers a direct link with (academic) centres of innovation focused on pharmaceutical supply chain improvements


Pharmaceutical transportation certification

The IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) advocates globally accepted standards and regulations, establishes validation checklist developed alongside the industry, develops training content, certifies operators and locations, and manages database of certified instructors and validators. More information

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