On September 29, FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services successfully concluded the CEIV certification process, confirming that the company officially meets the high standards that apply to the transportation of pharmaceutical products.

The International Air Transport Association awards this certification to companies that can ensure high quality across the board for sensitive medical products. With vital deliveries of large quantities of vaccine for the novel coronavirus likely to be needed in the near future, these kinds of handling options are becoming more important than ever before.

“The requirements that apply to safe storage and transportation of pharmaceutical products have been evolving steadily in recent years. Pharmaceutical handling is very demanding. It requires clear and stable processes for product safety. Earning certification according to the IATA CEIV standard confirms to us and our customers the quality of FCS’s longstanding activities in this segment,” says Stefan Kassau, Manager Processes & Pharma Handling at FCS. He adds: “It is the basis and incentive for continuing and building on our successful work and guaranteeing our customers that their pharmaceutical consignments will be handled safely at Frankfurt airport.”

The certification adds value for FCS in terms of the company’s own competencies as well. The IATA audit found the internal training on handling pharmaceutical products that is incorporated into the FCS training concept according to IATA CEIV specifications to be of a high standard.