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  April 12th, 2016 | Written by

State-of-the-Art Cool Chain Infrastructure: PACTL Obtains CEIV Pharma Certification

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  • PACTL is the largest provider of air cargo handling services at its base at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
  • IATA established center of excellence to help achieve pharmaceutical supply chain excellence.
  • CEIV Pharma covers, or supersedes, many of the existing international pharmaceutical standards and guidelines.

The new cool chain infrastructure at Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) has completed the validation process to obtain IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) in Pharmaceutical Logistics. PACTL’s is the first Chinese air cargo terminal that has obtained CEIV certification.

PACTL is the largest provider of air cargo handling services at its base at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). It offers its handling services to airlines and forwarders transporting domestic and international air freight via Pudong. The Sino-German joint venture is based at PVG.

PACTL proved capable of providing seamless cool chain transportation.

“Having satisfied the IATA CEIV pharma regulations, our new cool center now fully complies with all the relevant standards expected by pharmaceutical manufacturers,” said Lutz Grzegorz, vice president of PACTL. “This further helps Shanghai Pudong International Airport move towards becoming the number one pharmaceutical gateway to China.”

IATA established the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) in pharmaceutical logistics to help companies from the entire air cargo supply chain achieve excellence in their pharmaceutical handling operations. CEIV Pharma covers, or even supersedes, many of the existing pharmaceutical standards and guidelines, such as the IATA Temperature Control Regulations (TCR), the European Union Good Distribution Practices (EU GDP), the World Health Organization Annex 5 and the United States Pharmacopeia Standards.

PACTL employs more than 2,200 people and serves 52 permanent customers and several charter operators. PACTL handled nearly 1.6 million tons of air freight in 2015.