Kuehne+Nagel recently completed its third consecutive IATA CEIV Pharma certification of its entire air logistics healthcare network. This important milestone also positions Kuehne+Nagel as the first logistics company to achieve over 100 CEIV Pharma-certified stations.
IATA created CEIV Pharma alongside aviation industry stakeholders and regulators to address the industry’s need for safer, secured, compliant and efficient pharmaceutical product handling in the air cargo supply chain. The re-certification reinforces Kuehne+Nagel’s commitment to quality and its ability to meet the highest compliance and regulatory requirements via the world’s largest CEIV Pharma-certified network currently covering 66 countries across all seven continents.
Harsha Ranasinghe, SVP Global Head of Air Logistics Products & Services at Kuehne+Nagel comments: “In 2017, Kuehne+Nagel became the first to attain CEIV Pharma certification for its healthcare air network. Since then, we continue to collaborate with IATA to drive superior quality and compliance by setting new standards for pharmaceutical handling excellence within air freight.”
Kuehne+Nagel’s dedicated healthcare solutions for Air Logistics are part of the company’s global healthcare portfolio including multimodal transport options and contract logistics. Earlier this year, Kuehne+Nagel announced its Roadmap 2026, of which healthcare is a key growth area.
“Kuehne+Nagel achieving CEIV Pharma certification for its HealthChain certified healthcare Air Logistics network is a significant milestone. It not only gives its customers assurance that their time and temperature-sensitive healthcare products will be transported to the highest standards, but also elevates global supply chain standards. As the pharmaceutical sector expands, both IATA and Kuehne+Nagel are committed to meeting the industry’s need for safety, security and efficiency in the transportation of pharmaceutical products,” said Brendan Sullivan, IATA’s Global Head of Cargo.