Lufthansa Cargo has been awarded the CEIV seal by airline association IATA. Over recent months, as part of a complex procedure, independent specialists have reviewed the airline’s processes when transporting pharmaceuticals using the Cool/td Active and Cool/td Passive products and have assessed Lufthansa Cargo as exhibiting superior reliability and expertise.
As such, Lufthansa Cargo is now one of only six airlines worldwide to have received this certification for processes throughout the global route network. The Lufthansa Cargo Cool Center in Frankfurt was also successfully certified. With the 4500 m²-building, Lufthansa Cargo ensures that pharmaceutical shipments are handled reliably and quickly at its home airport.
“Pharmaceutical shipments are extremely challenging and demand maximum reliability from airlines. Adhering to the required temperature is crucial to ensure medication can be used as planned following shipping”, comments Alexis von Hoensbroech, Board Member Product and Sales at Lufthansa Cargo. “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”.
Temperature-controlled shipments are becoming an ever more important segment of the air cargo market for special products. But the demands placed on airlines are high: temperatures required must be adhered to and documented throughout the entire transport chain. Because of this, Lufthansa Cargo has invested heavily in technology, infrastructure and processes over the last few years.