PGA has grown quickly since it was formed in March 2016, starting with just 13 members. The association now includes: Schiphol Group; Air Cargo Netherlands; and 23 Pharma logistics companies; all with the collective the aim to establish Amsterdam Airport Schiphol as the best European Pharma hub.
GEFCO, a global Logistics provider, has been a PGA member since its inception. GEFCO has been instrumental towards achieving the goals of quality and transparency. Sarina Walidin, Compliance Manager at GEFCO, is based at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and has been collaborating with other forwarders in PGA, such as Yusen Logistics, VCK Logistics, Rhenus, CyberFreight, and DHL, to establish a closed Pharma chain to streamline processes and increase credibility. “The goal is to create a chain to establish benefits for our customers as well as improve efficiency on our side and through the entire supply chain,” explained Walidin. “Currently, we have to audit all third parties on a company-to-company basis, but with a Generic Audit, the report would be valid and accessible for all PGA members on an online platform. “PGA Members would then be able to validate the airport, which saves time and provides clarity for customers by ensuring that the whole chain has been audited in line with PGA.”
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