Pharma.Aero and IATA Sign New MOU
Chairman of Pharma.Aero, Nathan De Valck had this to say about the agreement, “Formalizing the partnership with IATA is an important milestone. It will allow us to upscale our initiatives and enroll the projects within a larger international platform in the life science airfreight industry. The MOU underlines our vision to foster collaboration with all air cargo stakeholders that support the CEIV pharma industry standard.”
Global Head of Cargo for IATA, Glyn Hughes said, “The IATA CEIV Pharma certification program provides participants in the air cargo value chain with the tools and the means to ensure that they are operating to the highest standards for the handling and transport of life-saving medicines. This Memorandum of Understanding between Pharma.aero and IATA formalizes an ongoing collaboration between the two organizations with the aim of better assisting the industry in improving the quality of services for pharmaceutical handling and transport in the air cargo industry worldwide.”
Pharma.Aero Secretary-General, Frank Van Gelder said, “The MOU underlines the mutual benefits for both IATA and Pharma.Aero. The Pharma.Aero members focus on creating content and become a reference to the different pharmaceutical companies and operators within airfreight life science. We are convinced this MOU will boost our initiatives and projects in the pipeline.”
Pharma.Aero used the World Cargo Symposium to hold their general meeting with a considerable number of their members in attendance including handling agents, pharmaceutical shippers, airlines and airport communities.
Discussed at the meeting was the status of the ongoing and future projects.