Just a few weeks after successfully concluding its IATA CEIV certification, FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services has now also officially received EU Good Distribution Practice certification for medical products for human use.

This marks another important step in the company’s expansion of pharmaceutical logistics activities and ramping up preparations to handle sensitive coronavirus vaccine consignments.

Unlike CEIV certification, which relates exclusively to airfreight, GDP certification is independent of airfreight. It involves checking the quality of the distribution chain for medical goods and ensuring that they are intact, all the way from the producer to the end customer, according to EU standards.

Claus Wagner, Managing Director of FCS, believes certification is especially significant in the light of the growing importance of pharmaceutical logistics. “FCS can offer its customers the very highest, safest and most secure standards for pharmaceutical handling. In our role as a cargo handling company located at the airport, we act as an important interface between air and ground transport with our special warehouses and trans-shipment processes.”