We are pleased to inform you that Rhenus Air & Ocean has obtained the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification from IATA for its Amsterdam Airport Schiphol branch. The CEIV Pharma certification sets the highest quality standards for life sciences and healthcare customers through uniform processes and a compliant supply chain for pharmaceutical products.
Correct and timely delivery is always important but in some industries, such as pharma, it is required. Rhenus is specialised in the correct pick-up, temporary storage, transport and delivery of pharmaceutical shipments. Rhenus’ global network of own offices and selected partners guarantees the safe, secure and consistent handling of temperature-controlled pharmaceutical shipments, based on the GDP guidelines.
A trained team of specialists is responsible for safeguarding your pharmaceutical products throughout the entire supply chain. The Rhenus and IATA CEIV Pharma quality standards form the basis of the process used to select our partners along with criteria such as facilities, trained staff and expertise.
Rhenus offers passive as well as active temperature-controlled services and can attach data loggers to the shipments, which guarantees accurate temperature monitoring of the pharmaceutical shipments. The Rhenus location at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has temperature-controlled rooms (2-8 °C and 15-25 °C) equipped with sensors that provide a 24/7 monitoring system.
Speed in the logistics chain
Limiting the number of steps in the logistic chain, working with qualified partners, a certified location and innovation are crucial aspects in creating an optimised supply chain. For example, the location of Rhenus at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has direct airside access. This unique access ensures that ULD build cargo is available for airside airport transfer much faster than that of other logistics services providers.
“As part of our corporate strategy we aim to meet the highest standards in global airfreight. By obtaining the CEIV Pharma certification, we can adequately respond to pharmaceutical companies who are looking for a reliable logistics provider for the secure, safe and efficient shipment of their time and temperature-sensitive products,” says Frank Roderkerk, Managing Director of Rhenus Air & Ocean.