Lufthansa strength­ens pharma ship­ment

Alexis Von Hoens­broech, Board Mem­ber Prod­ucts & Sales, Lufthansa Cargo AG, shares how the com­pany has set a bench­mark to ape suit­able prac­tice for ship­ping phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal prod­ucts through IATA CEIV cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

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How has IATA CEIV to in­crease trans­porta­tion of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal prod­ucts?

Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal ship­ments are very sen­si­tive and de­mand max­i­mum re­li­a­bil­ity from air­lines. Ad­her­ing to the re­quired tem­per­a­ture is cru­cial to en­sure med­i­ca­tion can be used as planned fol­low­ing ship­ping. Be­ing one of the first air­lines world­wide to re­ceive IATA’s new in­ter­na­tional cer­tifi­cate is the fruit of the work we have done on our Cool/td prod­uct over the last few years. Over re­cent months’ in­de­pen­dent spe­cial­ists have re­viewed our pro­cesses when trans­port­ing phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals and have as­sessed Lufthansa Cargo as ex­hibit­ing su­pe­rior re­li­a­bil­ity and ex­per­tise. What are the is­sues that have got solved with this

Many freight for­warders and con­signors cur­rently carry out elab­o­rate and ex­pen­sive au­dits across the process chain. With a com­mon, in­de­pen­dent and mean­ing­ful stan­dard, it may be and prod­uct im­prove­ments, will help make us an even more at­trac­tive propo­si­tion to our cus­tomers from the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­try. What tech­nol­ogy is Lufthansa Cargo us­ing with re­spect to tem­per­a­ture con­trolled ship­ments?

To meet the high de­mands when it comes to trans­port­ing phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, Cool/td Ac­tive and Cool/td Pas­sive prod­ucts are used. To­gether with Dokasch, we even de­vel­oped the Op­ti­cooler. It is a re­frig­er­ated con­tainer, which func­tions ex­cep­tion­ally re­li­ably due to com­pres­sor tech­nol­ogy, with no need for dry ice. Fur­ther­more, the Lufthansa Cargo Cool Cen­ter, which opened in 2011 of­fer­ing 4,500 square me­ters with di­rect ac­cess onto the apron, is one of the most in­no­va­tive hubs for han­dling tem­per­a­ture-sen­si­tive cargo across the world.

Board Mem­ber Prod­ucts & Sales Lufthansa Cargo AG

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