CEIV Pharma (the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics) certification is a quality assurance program for the temperature-controlled transportation of pharmaceutical products, developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The program comprehensively covers Good Distribution Practices (GDP), and establishes guidelines that help supply chain partners develop and maintain safe air transportation practices for pharmaceutical products.
As a part of its strategy to turn Kansai International Airport into an international cargo hub, Kansai Airports is in the process of improving the quality of how it handles pharmaceutical products. They established the KIX Pharma Community, combined with joint CEIV Pharma certification, to provide even safer, high-quality pharmaceutical transportation in August 2017.
We participate in the KIX Pharma Community, and our work with providing safe and high-quality services through quality control and operational improvements have now been rewarded with the achievement of IATA-CEIV certification. It was the first Japanese freight forwarder to acquire CEIV Pharma certification at Kansai International Airport.
We are developing and improving our service to the pharmaceutical industry globally.
In November 2016, we became the first Japanese air freight forwarder at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to be awarded the prestigious IATA-CEIV Pharma certification. And in March 2017, we also obtained GDP certification at Frankfurt Airport in Germany.
In Asia, we became the first logistics business in Indonesia to acquire GDP certification at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in July 2016. And in March 2018, we became the first logistics provider to obtain GDP certification for FCL ocean freight forwarding from and to Tanjung Perak Port and for air freight forwarding from and to Juanda International Airport near Surabaya, Indonesia.
Yusen Logistics acquired CEIV Pharma certification at Kansai International Airport, with the aim of establishing a high-quality pharmaceutical logistics service, and globally expanding its supply chain and logistics services that cater to customer needs.