WFS wins IATA CEIV Pharma cert at Amsterdam Schiphol
FRENCH groundhandling giant Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has gained IATA CEIV Pharma certification for its pharmaceutical handling facilities at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
FRENCH groundhandling giant Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has gained IATA CEIV Pharma certification for its pharmaceutical handling facilities at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
At Amsterdam Schiphol, WFS provides dedicated temperature-controlled facilities for pharma products requiring both 2-8?C and 15-25?C environments, reports the American Journal of Transportation.
In preparation for its CEIV audit, WFS carried out a risk analysis and updated its quality management system and operating procedures to ensure full compliance with IATA's requirements.
All employees received specific training on the procedures and pharma handling processes, while the team leading the CEIV programme for WFS also completed IATA's own CEIV Pharma course.
'Achieving this certification confirms that we are fully compliant with the IATA CEIV Pharma standard and the strict handling procedures required by our airline customers and the pharmaceutical industry,' said WFS Amsterdam chief Stephane Scholving.
'Completing the audit process has enhanced our ability to provide safe and secure handling of temperature controlled pharmaceutical shipments and will allow us to develop closer partnerships with our airline customers,' he said.
WFS handles more than 220,000 tonnes of cargo a year at Amsterdam Schiphol on behalf of some 70 airline customers. This will increase again on February 1 when WFS commences a new cargo contract for Lufthansa Cargo.