Swissport Cargo Services Frankfurt awarded with IATA CEIV Pharma Certification

On November 15th 2017, Swissport Cargo Services Frankfurt, a subsidiary of Swissport International, the world's leading provider of ground and air cargo services to the aviation industry, received the IATA CEIV certification for Pharmaceutical Logistics at Frankfurt Airport, Germany. This certification reflects Swissport’s continued dedication to offer excellent Life Science & Healthcare shipment handling services and will increase its contribution to the Pharma Gateway Frankfurt.

With the increasing flow of Life Science & Healthcare shipments over the past few years, maintaining a stable and secure supply chain requires specific equipment, storage facilities, harmonized handling procedures and above all, strong cooperation among the cool chain partners. As part of the Frankfurt Cargo community efforts, Swissport Cargo Services Frankfurt has developed a dedicated product line for the handling of Life Science & Healthcare shipments. After investments into infrastructure, equipment and training, Swissport Cargo Services Frankfurt has now successfully been awarded with the IATA CEIV Pharma certification.

“Regarding pharma shipments, we fully realize that there are always humans involved who need a constant flow of safely delivered medical products. Hence, it is of utmost importance to have a solid process, training and a state-of-the-art facility in place. Getting there was a tough job, but the IATA CEIV Pharma certification is a great reward for our efforts and makes the whole team very proud”, said Philip Roodenburg, Station Manager at Swissport Cargo Services Frankfurt. “Our business is continuously changing and it’s our duty to keep up with these changes. Next to further developing our Pharma Handling capabilities, we are also constantly improving our processes and seeking for innovations that can make the difference in future cargo handling”.


Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for more than 230 million passengers and handles 4.3 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 835 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of more than 62,000 personnel, Swissport is active at more than 280 stations in 48 countries across five continents, and generates consolidated operating revenue of EUR 2.7 billion.


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