Yusen Logistics obtained CEIV Pharma certification at Narita International Airport in Japan on 12th March 2021.
CEIV Pharma certification (The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics) is an air transport quality certification of pharmaceutical products formulated by The International Air Transport Association (IATA). IATA's CEIV Pharma comprehensive coverage of global GDP(*) as a global unified standard for pharmaceutical air transportation and helps the industry to improve the transport and handling of pharmaceutical products.
Narita International Airport Corporation established the community, combined with joint CEIV Pharma certification, to provide even safer, high-quality pharmaceutical transportation in September 2019. As a member of the community, we have been working toward to obtain the certification with the support of Narita International Airport Corporation.
Our work with providing safe and high-quality services through quality control and operational improvements have now been rewarded with the achievement of CEIV Pharma certification on 12th March 2021. As covid-19 spread across the world, on-site audits by overseas-based auditors were not possible, but we were able to obtain the certification through online remote audits.
Yusen Logistics is strengthening its logistics services for medical and pharmaceutical products around the world. November 2016, Yusen Logistics (Benelux) B.V. became the first Japanese air freight forwarder at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to be awarded the prestigious IATA-CEIV Pharma certification. March 2017, Yusen Logistics (Deutschland) GmbH acquired GDP certification at Frankfurt Airport. In Asia, PT. Yusen Logistics Indonesia became the first logistics business in Indonesia to acquire GDP certification at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in July 2016 and became the first logistics provider near Surabaya, Indonesia to obtain GDP certification at Tanjung Perak Port and Juanda International Airport in March 2018. In September 2018, we were the first Japanese air freight forwarder at Kansai International Airport to acquired IATA-CEIV Pharma certification. In addition, our group is expanding operation bases complying with GDP in each country, with the aim of building a network of high-quality pharmaceutical logistics services that meet consistent standards and assure product integrity.
(*)GDP Good Distribution Practice