CEIV Pharma was created alongside aviation industry stakeholders and regulators to improve safety, security, compliance and efficiency in handling pharmaceuticals.
The recertification makes Kuehne + Nagel the first company to have over 100 CEIV Pharma-certified stations with coverage at stations in 66 countries.
Harsha Ranasinghe, SVP Global Head of Air Logistics Products & Services at Kuehne + Nagel, says, “In 2017, Kuehne + Nagel became the first to attain CEIV Pharma certification for its healthcare air network. Since then, we continue to collaborate with IATA to drive superior quality and compliance by setting new standards for pharmaceutical handling excellence within air freight.”
Brendan Sullivan, Global Head of Cargo at IATA, adds, “Kuehne + Nagel achieving CEIV Pharma certification for its HealthChain certified healthcare Air Logistics network is a significant milestone. It not only gives its customers assurance that their time and temperature-sensitive healthcare products will be transported to the highest standards, but also elevates global supply chain standards. As the pharmaceutical sector expands, both IATA and Kuehne + Nagel are committed to meeting the industry’s need for safety, security and efficiency in the transportation of pharmaceutical products.”