Bolloré Logistics Melbourne Receives the CEIV Pharma in Australia
Bolloré Logistics Melbourne Receives the CEIV Pharma in Australia

Bolloré Logistics Melbourne Receives the CEIV Pharma in Australia

September 5th, 2017

Bolloré Logistics Melbourne has been successfully awarded by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) at its new state-of-the-art facility located in the Melbourne Airport Business Park. Bolloré Logistics Melbourne therefore becomes only the 2nd international transport and logistics company in Australia to be awarded this certification.

Being IATA CEIV Pharma certified, Bolloré Logistics Melbourne is fully compliant with all applicable pharmaceutical standards expected from pharmaceutical manufacturers in terms of facilities, equipment, operations and staff and being capable to provide a seamless cool chain transportation. 

Bolloré Logistics Melbourne's facility is a 10,000-sqm warehouse and office building that has just reached one year of age. The building itself is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built, 5 Star Green* rated warehouse. Within the facility is our dedicated 200-sqm Cool Room +2°C to +8°C temperature-controlled – designed to manage the cross docking of temperature-controlled and time sensitive air exports of pharmaceutical products.  

The aim of Bolloré Logistics is to deploy this action throughout its global network with on-going certifications on the other sites in the Asia-Pacific region including Hong Kong and Japan.

This is a new success for the Bolloré Group, which shows its 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 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.

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*5 Star Green - Certified rating (score 60-74) is delivered by the Green Building Council Australia and achieves recognition for design, construction and operation of sustainable buildings.                                  

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