The Lufthansa Cargo Pharma Centres in Munich and Chicago, opened in summer 2020, were recently awarded IATA's CEIV Pharma certificate.

After extensive testing, the accreditation confirms the highest standards in the handling and storage of urgent and temperature-sensitive shipments at the two centres. The cargo airline offers a pharma network of 32 stations worldwide.

"The latest CEIV Pharma certification of our centres in Munich and Chicago confirms our high competence in handling pharmaceutical products. With the construction of the two new state-of-the-art centres, we have been able to significantly expand our excellent pharma network.

"Particularly in view of the corona pandemic, these are promising investments for the future. We can offer our customers the global transport of sensitive corona vaccines via two additional certified centres. We are pleased about the official confirmation of our offer by the CEIV Pharma label," explains Thorsten Braun, Senior Director Industry Development and Product Management at Lufthansa Cargo.

The state-of-the-art cold storage facility at Munich Airport opened in August 2020 and is the first cold storage facility there with CEIV Pharma certification. At almost 1,000 square meters, it offers two different cooling areas (+2 to +8 °C and +15 to +25 °C) and a deep-freeze cell.

The CEIV Pharma-certified Lufthansa Cargo Pharma centre in Chicago opened at O' Hare airport in June 2020. It offers the same three temperature storage capabilities, spread over approximately 750 square metres, along with space for 54 pallets in a unique and temperature-controlled rack storage system.