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.
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.