June 21, 2016: Exelsius, the leading international Good Distribution Practice (GDP) consultancy for the air cargo sector, has helped dnata in receiving full GDP Certification by the Singapore Health Sciences Authority (HSA), for its pharmaceutical handling services at Singapore’s Changi airport. The certification is valid for three years.
The granting of full GDP certification by the HSA follows an intensive project involving an initial ‘gap analysis’ and the subsequent creation of a Pharmaceutical Handling Quality Manual and its associated SOP’s & Work Instructions, both of which drew praise from the HSA.
The overall project included the development of a training matrix and the creation & delivery of a specific training programme for all dnata Coolchain staff.
Temperature mapping of the dnata ‘Coolchain’ facility was also undertaken and complemented the existing web-based temperature monitoring systems that were already in place at the 1400 square metre facility which was first opened in 2013.
David O’Connor, manager Cargo Services for dnata, added, “We have learned much from this working partnership and have benefitted through improved and enhanced processes. The Coolchain handling team also further enhanced their knowledge and skill base while working with Tony and Exelsius to continually improve the services we provide at Coolchain.”
dnata is the ground handler of choice in Singapore for airlines including Emirates, China Airlines, Qatar, IAG Cargo, Air France KLM and Finnair, all of whom offer specific logistics services to the fast-growing pharmaceutical services sector.