Worldwide Flight Services Receive IATA CEIV Pharma Certification for Schiphol Airport
One of the world’s leading ground handling organizations, providing high-quality cargo, passenger, premium, ramp, baggage and technical services, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) recently announced they have gained IATA CEIV Pharma certification for their pharmaceutical handling facilities at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
The airport is regarded as one of the leading air cargo hubs in Europe for life science and healthcare products. WFS provides dedicated temperature-controlled facilities for pharma products at Amsterdam Schiphol and can handle products that require both 2-8°C and 15-25°C environments.
Worldwide Flight Services Managing Director for Amsterdam, Stéphane Scholving said, “Achieving this certification confirms that we are fully compliant with the IATA CEIV Pharma standard and the strict handling procedures required by our airline customers and the pharmaceutical industry. Completing the audit process has enhanced our ability to provide safe and secure handling of temperature controlled pharmaceutical shipments and will allow us to develop closer partnerships with our airline customers in support of their own shipper and forwarder clients, which trust them to protect the quality of their pharmaceutical shipments throughout the transportation process.”
WFS processes over 220,000 tonnes of cargo a year at Amsterdam Schiphol servicing 70 different airlines. This is set to increase when a new contract with Lufthansa begins on February 1st 2019.