DHL Global Forwarding renews CEIV Pharma cert in SIN

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Singapore Airlines along with DHL Global Forwarding delivered the first Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shipment in Asia on 22 December with a flight from Brussels to Singapore.
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DHL Global Forwarding re-certifies its air freight station in Singapore under the IATA CEIV Pharma Standard.

The air, ocean and road freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group has been re-certifying its global stations since 2016.

The IATA CEIV Pharma Standard, run by International Air Transport Association (IATA), is designed to ensure compliance, standardization, accountability and transparency across the air transport supply chain.

“Singapore is the latest in our Asia Pacific network, along with Japan and China, to receive the IATA CEIV Pharma re-certification,” says Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific. “This is especially timely as several countries try to secure Covid-19 vaccines to put a halt to the economic and social impact of the pandemic.

“As our teams continue to work closely with our customers to deliver these vaccines, we appreciate that the accreditation is not only a quality mark of our service and network, but is equally a recognition of the hard work and dedication of our LSH specialists who work seamlessly across the world to deliver best-in-class logistics services to our customers,” Leung adds.

DHL notes it has been actively involved with IATA’s continuous efforts to adequately answer to the regulatory demands of the pharmaceutical industry. At each location, IATA examines and compares the station’s correspondence to its Temperature Control Regulations (TCR), as well as GDP (Good Distribution Practices) guidelines from the European Union, World Health Organisation and other regulatory bodies.

“As the freight forwarder that was involved with bringing in Singapore’s first batch of Covid-19 vaccines, DHL Global Forwarding places a huge emphasis on delivering the highest supply chain standards for our LSH customers,” says Christopher Lim, managing director, DHL Global Forwarding Singapore and Malaysia.

“The re-certification of the IATA CEIV Pharma on a corporate level and for our air freight station at Changi Airport stands testament to our commitment to support governments and the LSH sector during this crucial recovery period.”

Following independent audits by third parties and training courses for employees on site, the company says its DHL Air GxP (good practice) facility in Singapore successfully renewed the quality label by exceeding the usual quality standards for transportation and storage of pharmaceutical goods.

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