The Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport recently acquired the CEIV Pharma program certification initiated by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), becoming the third mainland airport receiving the certification.
To pass the certification, the Shenzhen airport fully refined and standardized the cold-chain drug management process. At the same time, the airport also built a 350-square-meter refrigerated warehouse for drugs, which is equipped with cold-chain transfer vehicles for the transportation of cargo between the apron and the cargo station.
Working alongside aviation industry stakeholders and regulators, IATA created the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma), to help organizations and the entire air cargo supply chain to get on the right track to achieve pharmaceutical handling excellence.
CEIV Pharma addresses the industry’s need for safety, security, compliance and efficiency by the creation of a globally consistent and recognized pharmaceutical product handling certification.
This is the third transportation-related certification that the airport has obtained. The other two certifications include the Transportation Assets Protection Association’s Facility Security Requirements (TAPA FSR) and a designated regulatory site for imported meat.
From January to October this year, the cargo throughput of Shenzhen airport reached 1.12 million tons, an increase of 7.8 percent year-on-year. The growth rate ranked first among all domestic airports with a throughput of greater than one million.