June 21, 2016: The Perishable Centre Frankfurt (PCF), Europe's largest airfreight centre for temperature-controlled logistics, receives IATA Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Certification.
It handles products such as fish, meat, fruit, vegetables and flowers, and also handles sensible, pharmaceutical products.
It has already received certification according to the specifications of the EU Guideline Good Distribution Practice (2013/C 343/01) at the beginning of 2015.
"Health is man's most valuable possession. We are aware of this responsibility and have successfully met the highest standard in the handling of frequently vital medication. We are proud to continue to provide our customers with first class handling of pharmaceutical products at the highest standard with this certification. This certificate once again underlines our qualifications and expertise and we are pleased to continue being of service as a reliable partner in the logistics chain,” emphasises Rainer Wittenfeld, managing director.
As neutral and specialised airfreight handling enterprise, Perishable centre GmbH & Company Betriebs KG at Frankfurt Airport moves temperature-controlled products at the Frankfurt Airport 24/365 days.
Throughout the year, the Perishable centre handles approximately 120,000 tonnes of airfreight and works intensively with processing authorities, airliners and forwarders on site.
At ambient temperatures from -25 °C to +25 °C, the high quality products such as fish, meat, fruit, vegetables, flowers and pharmaceuticals are processed quickly, professionally and reliably.
The products are moved from the aircraft directly into one of 20 different temperature zones of the PCF with more than 9,000 m² of storage space. Due to the direct connection to airport ramp and road as well as efficient goods processing, the throughput of perishables is assured within a very short period of time.