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Air France KLM Martinair Cargo Awarded IATA’s CEIV Pharma Certification

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has been awarded IATA Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma certification for its hub operations in Amsterdam and Paris.

The airline opted to meet the standards of the IATA CEIV Pharma programme, rather than the European Union’s Good Distribution Practice (GDP) regime, as it provides an excellent translation of industry regulations into air transport practice.

“The IATA CEIV Pharma programme surpasses the Good Distribution Practice guidelines by adding explicit air transport requirements, aiming for high-end transportation in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry,” said Renate de Walle, product market group director for Pharmaceutical Logistics at AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIR Cargo. “By achieving this milestone, AFKLMP Cargo confirms its position as an industry leader for air transportation within the pharmaceutical logistics chain.”

Bram Gräber, executive vice president of AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIR Cargo said, “Pharma is a top priority for our airline group. In an increasingly demanding environment for – time and temperature sensitive – shipments, this certification reconfirms our commitment to offering the highest possible quality standards in support of our customers’ business activities.”