Enabling optimum avenues for pharma
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.”