Subscribe Free
in General Aviation

Dnata gains IATA’s CEIV Pharma certification at DWC

Posted 6 November 2019 · Add Comment

Dnata has been certified by IATA's Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) for its pharma handling processes at its state-of-the-art cargo facility at Dubai World Central (DWC).

 

The accreditation complements Dnata's existing CEIV Pharma certification at Dubai International (DXB), demonstrating the company's ability to move pharmaceutical products under the strictest standards across its operations in the UAE.

In recent years Dnata has significantly invested in infrastructure and equipment to enhance its pharma handling capabilities. The company's facilities at both DXB and DWC were designed with flexibility and unique product handling requirements in mind, taking advantage of the latest technologies. The cold storage areas in the cargo centres are modular, enabling teams to manage changing handling demands with dedicated climate control capability. Web-based monitoring systems are also in place to facilitate real-time management of all areas.

To ensure delivery of temperature-sensitive goods from the warehouse to the aircraft, Dnata launched 'cool dollies' in its operations. These high-tech containers were specially designed to serve the pharmaceutical industry with a closed temperature-controlled system.

In the financial year 2018-19 dnata handled 3,130 tons of pharmaceutical products at the two Dubai airports.

Bernd Struck, senior vice president, UAE Cargo & DWC Airline Services, Dnata, said: "Air cargo has been playing an increasing role in the transportation of temperature-sensitive cargo, including pharmaceutical products. We constantly enhance our operations to meet the growing demand, and invest in cutting-edge technologies to provide the highest possible value to our customers. The achievement of the prestigious CEIV certification at our DWC cargo hub demonstrates the quality and reliability of our services." 

Glyn Hughes, global head cargo, IATA, said: "Improving industry logistics networks to achieve supply chain excellence increasingly requires transparency and cooperation amongst all supply chain partners to provide the high quality services customers demand to ultimately safeguard patient safety. We are delighted to recognise dnata's cargo facility at Dubai World Central (DWC) as an additional CEIV Pharma certified entity, raising the bar in the industry with a commitment to quality and continuous improvements. I congratulate dnata on this achievement."

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

CAE sees brighter days ahead for training market

CAE, the Canadian simulator manufacturer and training specialist says its defence business has seen delays in contract awards due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the drop in oil prices which has affected sales prospects in the Middle East.

A220 - new kid on the block for the VVIP market?

A project to convert an Airbus A220 into a VVIP or head of state aircraft, targeted for the Middle East market has been announced by a partnership of leading aviation management and design businesses.

$9.9 million pod spares for Saudi Arabia

The US Defense Department has announced the award of a $9.9 million foreign military sales (FMS) contract to Collins Aerospace – a subsidiary of the United Technologies Corporation – for the “purchase of a necessary additional

Kuwait Airways to lose 25% of workforce

Some 1500 ‘foreign staff’ are to lose their jobs with Kuwait Airways. The airline has not yet said which departments will be affected.

Gulf Air imports more than 80 tons of medical supplies in May

Gulf Air has successfully imported 82 tons of medical supplies from India with partner medical suppliers.

737 MAX production resumes

Boeing has resumed production of the 737 MAX at the company’s Renton, Wash. factory.

GAS_SK2805200920
See us at
MAPS2020 BT1102171120AVMENA20 BT1309100620SaudiAirshow21BT2011180221