Yusen Logistics first CEIV Pharma certified forwarder at Japan’s Kansai Airport
Oct 08, 2018: Global logistics services provider Yusen Logistics was awarded with IATA-CEIV Pharma (the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics) certification last week, making it the first Japanese air freight forwarder at Kansai International Airport to receive the certification.
CEIV Pharma certification programme comprehensively covers Good Distribution Practices (GDP), and establishes guidelines that help supply chain partners develop and maintain safe air transportation practices for pharmaceutical products.
“In November 2016, we became the first Japanese air freight forwarder at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to be awarded the prestigious IATA-CEIV Pharma certification. And in March 2017, we also obtained GDP certification at Frankfurt Airport in Germany,” informs Yusen Logistics through a statement.
“In Asia, we became the first logistics business in Indonesia to acquire GDP certification at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in July 2016. And in March 2018, we became the first logistics provider to obtain GDP certification for FCL ocean freight forwarding from and to Tanjung Perak Port and for air freight forwarding from and to Juanda International Airport near Surabaya, Indonesia,” added the company.
As a part of its strategy to turn Kansai International Airport into an international cargo hub, Kansai Airports is in the process of improving the quality of how it handles pharmaceutical products.
They established the KIX Pharma Community, combined with joint CEIV Pharma certification, to provide even safer, high-quality pharmaceutical transportation in August 2017.