Health LogisticsSwissport Retains IATA's Pharma Logistics Approval in Frankfurt

Swissport Retains IATA’s Pharma Logistics Approval in Frankfurt

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Zurich, Switzerland- June 2024- Swissport’s air cargo center at Frankfurt Airport has again been CEIV Pharma certified by IATA. This CEIV Pharma certification underscores Swissport’s rigorous adherence to the quality and security standards essential for handling sensitive pharmaceuticals.

“The recertification by IATA highlights our commitment to providing safe, efficient, and reliable pharmaceutical logistics solutions for our global customers,” says Andreas Behnke, Head of Swissport Cargo Services for Germany and Austria at Frankfurt Airport. “Our dedication to Frankfurt Airport translates to advantages for our airline customers, logistics partners, and the airport itself. This reinforces Frankfurt’s position as a crucial hub for reliable temperature-controlled supply chains.”

Digitalization and Sustainability

At its Frankfurt facility, Swissport has invested heavily in digitalization and modern equipment to streamline operations and increase efficiency across the global logistics chain. The warehouse located in the Cargo City South area has direct tarmac access and is equipped with advanced handling technology, facilitating seamless air cargo operations. The automated material handling system (MHS) can store and retrieve up to 115 main deck unit load devices (ULDs).

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“As a global expert in cargo operations, Swissport continues to drive the digitalization of its air cargo business to handle air cargo even more efficiently and intelligently. The Swissport mobile devices, fully interfaced weighing system, AI based support tools, cargo kiosks, door management systems, slot booking and Bluetooth ULD tracking are examples of innovations that are in operation, providing Swissport with the ability to process air freight competitively,” adds Dirk Goovaerts, Global Cargo Chair and CEO of Swissport’s CEMEAI region.

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