Fraport awarded CEIV certification by IATA

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
(Left to r): Brigitte Press, VP Ramp Passenger Service and Operations (Fraport); Nick Careen, SVP, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security (IATA); Martin Bien, Senior Executive VP of Ground Services and Carlos Cardiga, SVP Sales & Customer Service Fraport
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Fraport has received CEIV Pharma recognition from IATA for the ramp handling of pharmaceuticals.

The station thus becomes the largest airport worldwide to have received this certification for the entire handling chain of pharmaceutical products. The global CEIV standard was developed by IATA with the aim of supporting airlines, handling companies and forwarding agents to comply with internationally recognised rules and norms for the handling of pharmaceutical products.

More than 100,000 tonnes of vaccines, drugs, medicines and other pharmaceutical products were handled at Frankfurt airport in 2017. Since the health and well-being of many people depends on first-class handling of these sensitive items, consequently the standards for this logistical challenge are very high. Meeting them requires quality management, the training of all parties involved in the process and an infrastructure that enables product-specific handling and storage.

Fraport's ramp handling division has actually been operating a transporter vehicle for temperature-controlled shipments for over two decades. Now, it has the first ground equipment in the world to be covered by the CEIV certification. The special vehicle allows the transportation of main and lower-deck units in a range from -30 to +30 C, with pinpoint precision. Moreover, the transporter is equipped with an electronic temperature monitoring system and tracking options.

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