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  January 27th, 2017 | Written by

Cargolux Renews GDP Certification

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  • GDP renewal means company fulfills EU and WHO guidelines.
  • Cargolux’s fleet has four independently-controlled temperature zones.
  • Meeting the growing needs of the global healthcare supply chain.

Cargolux Airlines has successfully passed its GDP (Good Distribution Practice) renewal audit, validating its GDP certification and attesting that the company’s management system fulfills the requirements of EU guidelines on distribution of medicinal products and of World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.

In addition, the GDP certification recognizes Cargolux’s operation of a specialized fleet of Boeing 747 freighters with four independently-controlled temperature zones and its qualified team of cool chain experts, experienced in the handling of healthcare goods in an effective, end-to-end temperature controlled process.

“Cargolux is proud that its management system has successfully been audited based on the requirements of the EU Directive,” said Franco Nanna, Cargolux Director Global Logistics Services and also Chairman of IATA’s Time and Temperature Task Force. “At a micro level, we need to demonstrate at all times that we govern the ever growing sophisticated needs of the global healthcare supply chain pertinently and transparently. The GDP re-certification underlines Cargolux’s strong commitment to the safe and expedient movement of high value temperature sensitive healthcare goods across its global network. It also recognizes the company’s continuous drive for service quality that is much appreciated by customers and partners alike.”

Cargolux became the world’s first GDP certified airline in January 2014, confirming its compliance with EU and WHO requirements and Cargolux’s dedication to operate a consistent quality management system across the transportation process. Cargolux’s hub at Luxembourg airport is also GDP certified.

Cargolux Airlines, based in Luxembourg, is Europe’s largest all-cargo airline. The company operates a fleet composed of 14 Boeing 747-8 freighters and 12 Boeing 747-400 freighters on worldwide network covers 90 destinations, some 70 of which are served on scheduled all-cargo flights. The company has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries, and operates an extensive global trucking network to more than 250 destinations.

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