En­abling op­ti­mum av­enues for pharma

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in 2013. This re­duc­tion in mar­ket share is due to a lack of com­pli­ance, stan­dard­i­s­a­tion, ac­count­abil­ity and trans­parency across the air trans­port sup­ply chain. The pro­gramme which in­cludes im­ple­men­ta­tion plan­ning, on-site as­sess­ment, train­ing and val­i­da­tion, marks a new stan­dard in the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal lo­gis­tics in­dus­try and raises the bench­mark for com­pli­ance with in­dus­try reg­u­la­tion. With this cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, the IATA has de­vel­oped a global stan­dard for phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals trans­port for the first time. The cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process is bit new in In­dia and even glob­ally to re­alise ben­e­fits.”

Ac­cord­ing to Jain, “By es­tab­lish­ing a com­mon base­line from ex­ist­ing reg­u­la­tions and stan­dards, this cer­ti­fi­ca­tion en­sures in­ter­na­tional and na­tional com­pli­ance to safe­guard prod­uct in­tegrity while ad­dress­ing spe­cific air cargo needs. With this new IATA CEIV cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, we ex­pect in­dus­try to re­tain more busi­ness and can prove to be a turn­ing point in years to come when the en­tire sup­ply chain will be ben­e­fited out of the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.” prod­ucts by air. Trans­porta­tion of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals and health­care prod­ucts is a pri­or­ity for Turk­ish Cargo. Achiev­ing IATA CEIV Pharma cer­ti­fi­ca­tion means that our cus­tomers can have the con­fi­dence that their sen­si­tive cargo will be han­dled – at ev­ery stage in the process – in ac­cor­dance with the very best prac­tices,” no­ti­fies Kazanci.

fQTYCTFGTU Air freight han­dlers to­day re­quire spe­cific ca­pa­bil­i­ties to man­age phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal prod­ucts com­pared to prod­ucts from other type of in­dus­tries.

“The CEIV cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is not just an­other cer­tifi­cate but a val­i­da­tion of process for the end-toend cold chain and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal han­dling process. The ul­ti­mate ob­jec­tive is to achieve im­proved lev­els of com­pe­tency, op­er­a­tional and tech­ni­cal awareness. The ben­e­fits will be achieved to the ship­pers, car­ri­ers (air­lines) and han­dlers like freight for­warders, truck­ers and ter­mi­nal op­er­a­tors. With a more trusted chain, the ship­pers will be able to have lesser reg­u­la­tions and pro­duced ma­te­rial will be ready for in­stant car­riage in­stead of wait­ing for checks at the hands of var­i­ous au­di­tors,” points Yash­pal Sharma, Face of the Fu­ture, In­dia Cargo Awards 2015 and Director, Sky­ways Group.

Air cargo’s share of the global pharma prod­uct trans­port has de­clined from 17 per cent in 2000 to 11 per cent in 2013. The cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process is bit new in In­dia We ex­pect that CAGR in phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal air move­ment will reach a level of 10 per cent in the next five years from the cur­rent level of around six per cent IATA CEIV Pharma cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is recog­nised as one of the most im­por­tant in­di­ca­tors of our process for phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals ship­ments

“CEIV Pharma is cer­tainly a con­certed ef­fort to im­prove the level of com­pe­tency and set­ting stan­dards to both op­er­a­tional and tech­ni­cal com­pat­i­bil­ity,” notes Ra­hat Sachdeva, Vice Pres­i­dent - In­ter­na­tional Lo­gis­tics, Ra­hat Con­ti­nen­tal, in adding, “Look­ing at the con­tin­u­ously in­creas­ing de­mand world­wide, CEIV has fur­ther added con­fi­dence to the sup­ply chain which will be a boost to the air freight fra­ter­nity. Such cer­ti­fi­ca­tions cer­tainly buoy­ant stake­hold­ers, hav­ing pharma ex­per­tise in the sup­ply chain, to con­sider air as a mode for the move­ment of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals in or­der to cope up with the in­dus­try de­mand.”

Chair­man BAR (I) Cargo Com­mit­tee – N.R

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