Friday, May 24, 2024

Silk Way West gains GDP

Baku-based Silk Way West Airlines has been awarded Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification. To further improve the company’s capacity in reliably handling time and temperature sensitive cargo, the carrier has successfully completed an in depth GDP audit by Global Cold Chain Consultants. Being GDP certified, Silk Way West Airlines now intends to extend its product […]

WFS handles first GDP certificate in South Africa

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded the first Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certificate for a cargo handling company in South Africa. The certificates cover temperature-controlled pharma facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town, which are aligned to ISO9001:2015 standards. Pharma volumes coming into South Africa have increased 15% in the past two years and the […]

GDP certificate for AIT’s Life Sciences Control Tower

AIT Worldwide Logistics’ Life Sciences Control Tower has received Good Distribution Practice certification from inspector SGS. The GDP certificate requires pharmaceutical handlers to meet World Health Organization standards for safety and security. It is not a global requirement but European Union companies and their logistics partners must comply with GDP. The life science control tower […]

Panalpina earns GDP for Singapore logistics centre

Panalpina has obtained Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for its logistics centre in Singapore, making it the 32nd GDP certified location. The certificate was issued by Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA), having demonstrated compliance with HSA GDP guidelines. With the certificate, Panalpina is authorised to store, handle and distribute medicines in the local market and […]

dnata awarded GDP certification in Zurich

dnata has been awarded Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for pharmaceutical handling at its state-of-the-art facility in Zurich. GDP focuses on systems for warehouses and distribution centres that store and distribute medical products or carry active pharmaceutical ingredients. The scheme ensures that consistent quality management systems are in place throughout the entire supply chain. In […]

Swiss WorldCargo remains GDP compliant at Zurich Airport hub

Swiss WorldCargo has renewed its GDP compliance for handling pharmaceutical products at its Zurich Airport hub, and says this further strengthens its network of quality corridors. Swissmedic, the Swiss authority responsible for the authorisation and supervision of therapeutic products, renewed the Cargologic handling facilities’ GDP compliance certification in September 2017. Swiss WorldCargo’s ground handling partner […]

Multi-pronged strategy for Thai as it looks to develop business

Thai Airways (TG) International is pressing on with multi-pronged plans to further develop its cargo operations, senior officials have said, writes Michael Mackey. The strategy starts from the ground up, Thai’s managing director of cargo and mail department, Dumrungchai Sawangcharoen (pictured above) told reporters on the inaugural flight of Thai’s new Airbus A350-XWB from Toulouse. The […]

Cool chain cargo continues to be a priority for Cargolux

Cargolux Airlines International

Cargolux Airlines International has been busy adding to its network over the last few months across the globe, and cool chain cargo remains one if its priority targets for growth. Indeed, the carrier added a service last week to San Juan in Puerto Rico – specifically targeting the sector as it sees opportunities in the […]

Emirates opens GDP certified SkyPharma facility in Dubai

Emirates SkyCargo unveiled its purpose-built pharmaceutical facility at Dubai International Airport (DXB) at a press event in Dubai today. Members of the media including Air Cargo Week were given a tour of the Emirates SkyPharma facility and attended the official opening. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of chief executive of Emirates Airlines and […]

Pharma investments made by IAG Cargo paying off

IAG Cargo boosts Latin American

IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate (CC) product has been running for 10 years and continues to go from strength to strength, providing a boost in a challenging marketplace. The temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals market is a growing area of premium cargo and has seen 8-10 per cent growth. IAG Cargo’s global head of pharmaceuticals and life sciences, Alan […]

Third perfect GDP audit in a row for Hactl

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) has kept quality up by completing the Good Distribution Practices (GDP) audit with no non-compliance or observations for the third year running. The World Health Organization (WHO) GDP audit examined Hactl’s staff competence, premises, equipment, processes, quality, control system and hygiene standards. The audit confirmed Hactl’s cold chain management […]