Finnair Cargo to enter IATA’s pharmaceutical certification process
Helsenki, September 20, 2014 (STAT):-Finnair Cargo takes part in IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Handling programme (CEIV Pharma) – a joint pilot project organized by IATA and Brussels Airport, Finnair Cargo’s 2nd hub. This programme provides Finnair Cargo with IATA’s Pharma certificate in the beginning of 2015 – one of the two first airlines in the world to receive it.
Pharmaceuticals (e.g. vaccines, biotech medicines) are among the most delicate products transported as air cargo, and therefore, it is essential to ensure their transport in a standardized way, following strict temperature control requirements.
“The Pharma segment is one of the fastest growing segments in the air cargo industry and we are committed to be at the forefront in this fast growing air cargo segment", says Juha Järvinen, Finnair Cargo Managing Director. Having a pharma route with the starting point (BRU), the transit point (HEL) and the airline operating the flight certified is an important topic for the pharma shippers from a risk management and lane validation point of view.
“Finnair Cargo established its 2nd hub in Brussels in April 2013 and the pharma process development is a natural next step in our cooperation. Finnair Cargo is honored to be one of the first carriers in the world to enter the IATA pharmaceutical certification process”, Järvinen continues.