DHL Station in Leipzig Receives IATA CEIV Pharma Certification
DHL Global Forwarding’s air freight station in Leipzig has attained CEIV Pharma Standard certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), showing their commitment to the highest service and quality standards for life sciences and healthcare customers.
“For years the number of regulations and requirements has been increasing in the life sciences and healthcare industry also with regards to transportation and storage. We at DHL place great emphasis on improving our service quality and demonstrate through IATA CEIV Pharma Certification, that we are the right partner for transporting vital and temperature sensitive products,” states Thilo Specht, Vice President Airfreight Germany, DHL Global Forwarding.
DHL began certifying their global stations according to the IATA CEIV Pharma Standard in the third quarter of 2016. Following independent audits by third parties and training courses for employees on site, the DHL Air Thermonet station in Leipzig received the quality label. The location in Leipzig comprises 2,760 square meters, of which 232 square meters are available for the temperature span between +2 and +8 degrees Celsius and 265 square meters between +15 and +25 degrees Celsius.
“Over many years, DHL has been actively involved with IATA’s continuous efforts to adequately answer to the regulatory demands of the pharmaceutical industry. This standardized approach in the air freight industry means productivity, accuracy, and reliability. All of those lead to product integrity and patient safety,” states David Bang, Global Head of DHL Temperature Management Solutions and CEO LifeConEx at DHL Global Forwarding.