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Swiss WorldCargo’s ground handling partner Cargologic obtains CEIV certification at Zurich Airport

19/01/2016

Swiss WorldCargo’s ground handling partner Cargologic obtained certification as a "Center of Excellence for Independent Validators" (CEIV) from IATA for the handling of pharmaceutical products at Zurich Airport. The certification further assures cool chain integrity to customers throughout Swiss WorldCargo global network.

 

The temperature-controlled handling of pharmaceutical products is becoming increasingly challenging owing to global regulatory conditions. The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) was created by IATA to support the air transport industry in complying with pharmaceutical manufacturers’ requirements.

The industry identified a need to build a network of certified pharmaceutical trade lanes that meet consistent standards and assure product integrity. With the pharmaceutical sector being one of the key driving forces of the Swiss economy, the volumes of pharmaceutical and biotech shipments being transported via Zurich Airport – transfer shipments in particular – is ever increasing; Swiss WorldCargo Zurich’s ground handling partner Cargologic is continuously investing in the development of a leading-edge technical and operating expertise to better serve the needs of the Swiss pharmaceutical industry.

"Besides the regulatory landscape becoming more and more complex when it comes to the transportation of pharmaceutical products, the industry demands for more and more customised solutions and we believe that with our vertical industry approach and the choice of the right business partners such as Cargologic we are on the right track to meet the needs of the industry," comments Susanne Wellauer, Vertical Industry Manager Pharma & Healthcare. "With Cargologic completing the CEIV process, we can now offer pharmaceutical handling excellence at Zurich Hub and meet our customers’ needs for more safety, security, compliance and efficiency."

Before the CEIV Certification, another two crucial milestones were achieved in the last two years by Cargologic: in 2014, our ground handling partner was awarded the GDP compliance from Swissmedic (the Swiss drug registration institution) and, last April, cold storage facilities were expanded, to meet the quantitative and qualitative capacity requirements for the storage of temperature-sensitive shipments.

Additional Information

Alexandra Dahl 
Senior Manager
Head of Cargo Marketing and Communications

Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
P.O. Box ZRHLX/CM
CH-8058 Zurich Airport
Phone +41 44 564 42 58
alexandra.dahl-augustin@swiss.com

 

Silvia Cappelli
PR & Online Communication

Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
P.O. Box ZRHLX/CM
CH-8058 Zurich Airport
Phone +41 44 564 55 02
silvia.cappelli@swiss.com