The new cool chain infrastructure at Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) has successfully completed the validation process to obtain the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) in Pharmaceutical Logistics. As a result, PACTL now operates the first Chinese air cargo terminal that has obtained the CEIV certification.
“Having satisfied the IATA CEIV Pharma regulations, our new cool centre now fully complies with all the relevant standards expected by pharmaceutical manufacturers. This further helps Shanghai Pudong International Airport move towards becoming the number one pharmaceutical gateway to China”, says Lutz Grzegorz, VP of PACTL.
IATA established the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) in Pharmaceutical Logistics in order to help companies from the entire air cargo supply chain achieve excellence in their pharmaceutical handling operations. CEIV Pharma covers, or even supersedes, many of the existing pharmaceutical standards and guidelines, such as the IATA Temperature Control Regulations (TCR), the European Union Good Distribution Practices (EU GDP), the World Health Organization Annex 5 and the United States Pharmacopeia Standards.