Bolloré Logistics China was successfully awarded by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) at its platform located in the Pudong International Airport Logistics Park, in Shanghai, and became one of the first transport and logistics companies in China to receive this certification.
Being certified CEIV Pharma by IATA, Bolloré Logistics China fully conforms to all applicable pharmaceutical standards expected from pharmaceutical manufacturers in terms of facilities, equipment, operations and staff and being capable to provide seamless cool chain transportation all along the supply chain.
“This certification demonstrates our commitment on full compliance in handling pharmaceutical products and other temperature-sensitive commodities. Meanwhile, it will greatly reinforce our capability to further develop our core competency in transportation and logistics service for the healthcare industry,” said Jessie ZHOU, General Manager of Operations at Bolloré Logistics Shanghai.
The CEIV certification will allow Bolloré Logistics China to have a strategic advantage in the China healthcare logistics market with a stronger, more competitive and enhanced air cargo service.
This is new success shows Bolloré Logistics’ commitment to achieve the highest international quality standard in the global pharmaceutical supply chain for its customers, by continually improving its processes and infrastructures to be compliant with IATA CEIV Pharma standards. With Singapore, Australia, South Korea and now China certified, the aim of Bolloré Logistics is to deploy this action throughout its global network with on-going certifications on other sites in the Asia-Pacific region such as China Hong Kong and Japan.
In Europe, Bolloré Logistics has already received the IATA CEIV Pharma certification for its Paris Roissy CDG platform (France) as well as its sites in Brussels (Belgium), Frankfurt (Germany) and Lisbon (Portugal).
With its modern and innovative facilities, the excellence of its quality management system, the expertise of its teams and its multiple certifications, Bolloré Logistics is a major global player in the supply chain of pharmaceutical products.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) created Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) in 2015. It aims to set the industrial standard for air cargo supply chain in pharmaceutical handling excellence. It addresses industry's need for more safety, security, compliance and efficiency, by the creation of a globally consistent and recognized pharmaceutical product handling certification. CEIV Pharma encompasses, or even supersedes, many of the existing pharmaceutical standards and guidelines, such as IATA Temperature Control Regulations (TCR), European Union Good Distribution Practices (EU GDP), World Health Organization Annex 5, United States Pharmacopeia Standards.
More here: www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/pharma/Pages/ceiv-pharma.aspx
Photo (From left to right): Edwin CHEN, Deputy Air Export Manager at Bolloré Logistics China Pudong Airport; Lilian JIN, Air Export Manager at Bolloré Logistics China Pudong Airport; Stephen LOW, Senior Regional QHSE Manager at Bolloré Logistics Asia-Pacific; Rox CHAI, Senior Air Freight Manager at Bolloré Logistics China Pudong Airport; Benny SIU, CEIV Auditor at IATA; Jenny ZHAN, QHSE Manager at Bolloré Logistics China (Central China) and Eric TAN, Regional HSE Manager/QHSE at Bolloré Logistics Asia-Pacific.