Saudia Cargo's pharma operations achieve EU accreditation
THE European Union Good Distribution Practice (EU GDP) certification has been awarded to Saudia Cargo for its pharma operations, after the airline demonstrated that its storage and transportation services meet 'all international requirements'
THE European Union Good Distribution Practice (EU GDP) certification has been awarded to Saudia Cargo for its pharma operations, after the airline demonstrated that its storage and transportation services meet 'all international requirements'.
Saudia Cargo chief commercial officer Abdulrahman Al-Mubarak was quoted as saying in a report by London's Air Cargo News: 'This certificate recognises that Saudia Cargo maintains and complies with the quality management standards throughout the supply chain and applies efficient procedures and policies for receiving and handling pharmaceuticals and medical products without any risks.'
The certification was achieved by the company as it has been investing in its pharma handling capabilities to 'enhance the quality of medical product warehouses' by equipping 'its main stations inside the Kingdom with state-of-the-art equipment and devices to control temperature.'
Last year the carrier opened cold storage facilities for pharmaceuticals and medicines at Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport to coincide with the launch of the airline's FlyPharma product.
'The facilities conform to the international standards of the World Health Organization and the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use as well as the local standards of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority,' the company added.