Global logistics provider, Agility, is now certified under the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) for pharmaceutical logistics for its Mumbai, India operations.
The certification process was completed in coordination with the Chhattrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) in Mumbai, India. Agility provides supply chain services, including management of temperature-controlled shipments, to some of the leading pharmaceutical brands in the country.
The certification, by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), demonstrates Agility’s ability to ensure the integrity of pharmaceutical products throughout the supply chain, and to manage high-value, temperature-sensitive shipments for the pharma and life science industries.
Krishnakumar V., chief operating officer, Agility India, says: “The CEIV Pharma certification demonstrates our ability to meet the most exacting standards in the industry. We continue investing in technology, infrastructure, personnel and processes to ensure an unbroken cold chain for pharma shipments for our customers and their patients.”
Eric ten Kate, vice president, Agility Global Life Sciences, adds: “If you earn the CEIV Pharma Certification, shippers know they can trust that medicines you handle will reach patients safely and securely.”
In India, Agility manages life sciences facilities at the Nhava Shava Seaport and at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD) at Hyderabad, providing temperature-controlled solutions for customers with both ocean and air shipments.
Agility recently launched Agility+, a shipment box for the pharmaceutical industry that keeps strict temperature levels for up to 120 hours, and provides users with real-time visibility of temperature status and location.