Schiphol community launches CEIV Pharma programme

The initiative is the brain-child of Schiphol’s Pharma Task Force, launched in July 2015 by Air Cargo Netherlands, the Dutch Air Cargo Industry Association, and supported by a number of organisations at the airport.


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The Amsterdam Airport Schiphol logistics community has launched a closed pharma chain programme that will be International Air Transport Association (IATA) CEIV Pharma-certified, and will offer pharma manufacturers new levels of transparency. The announcement was made during the IATA World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Berlin.

The initiative is the brain-child of Schiphol’s Pharma Task Force, launched in July 2015 by Air Cargo Netherlands, the Dutch Air Cargo Industry Association, and supported by a number of organisations at the airport.

 

Ferry van der Ent, director of special programs, Air Cargo Netherlands (seated, left) seals the deal with Rafael Schvartzman, regional VP Europe, IATA - watched by (L to R) Rupert Batstone (VP business support, Swissport), Marcel de Nooijer (executive VP, KLM Cargo), Jonas van Stekelenburg (director cargo, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol), Sebastiaan Scholte (CEO, Jan de Rijk Logistics) and Rogier Spoel (policy advisor, airfreight, EVO - Dutch Shippers' Council) Ferry van der Ent, director of special programs, Air Cargo Netherlands (seated, left) seals the deal with Rafael Schvartzman, regional VP Europe, IATA – watched by (L to R) Rupert Batstone (VP business support, Swissport), Marcel de Nooijer (executive VP, KLM Cargo), Jonas van Stekelenburg (director cargo, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol), Sebastiaan Scholte (CEO, Jan de Rijk Logistics) and Rogier Spoel (policy advisor, airfreight, EVO – Dutch Shippers’ Council)

The new pharma chain has been branded “Pharma Gateway Amsterdam – Qualified & Transparent”. Its objective is to create a ‘closed’ pharma chain at the airport, further developing Schiphol’s pharma proposition. Schiphol is already one of Europe’s largest gateways for pharma traffic.

Pharma Gateway Amsterdam aims to support a certified track from the shipper, all the way to the consignee; it will achieve this locally by involving airlines, handlers, hauliers and logistics service providers – all of which will be certified to the IATA CEIV Pharma standard.