IATA CEIV Pharma

Logo CEIV PharmaLaunch of CEIV Pharma certification initiative at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

Groupe ADP, in collaboration with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has decided to implement a CEIV Pharma certification initiative within the cargo community at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Developed by IATA, the initiative involves all players throughout the air cargo logistics chain, and seeks to guarantee a global standard for the shipping of health products. The certification has become a benchmark, in particular, for the shipping of vaccines which must observe cold chain integrity. A number of government representatives attended the launch ceremony in order to observe and express their support for this community-driven initiative. Groupe ADP, for its part, has committed to providing logistical support for this process, as well as coordination and financing. The prospects for growth in this area are significant; cargo is a booming market, that is estimated to generate $10.28 billion worldwide in 2018.

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10 major participating companies 

As of early 2017, 10 major players in transport and logistics have committed to this initiative: Alyzia/Groupe 3S,  DB Schenker, Groupe Europe Handling, Panalpina, Qatar Airways Cargo, QuickSTAT, Swissport, Tendron, Transdev and WFS. This was also a chance for Andréa Gruber and Yaniv Sorany from IATA to remind participating companies of the certification process (preparation, assessment, training, certification), which should lead to individual certification by the end of the year. As the leader of this initiative, Groupe ADP is reaffirming its role as a standard bearer for the cargo community. The initiative, which has also received support and approval from professional associations—including the Union TLF Overseas (Transport et Logistique de France), the Air Cargo France Association (ACFA), and the Syndicat des Compagnies Aériennes de Fret en France (SYCAFF)—demonstrates that certification for the entire supply chain will decisively bolster the position of Paris-CDG as a major airport for the shipping of pharmaceutical products. 


2nd CEIV Pharma Committee Meeting

Ten months after the official launch of the CEIV Pharma certification initiative at Paris-CDG, the 2nd CEIV Pharma Monitoring Committee meeting was held at the Environmental Resource Centre North. It was attended by many companies including Qatar Airways, the most recent airline to join the pool of companies committed to this initiative. At the meeting, Panalpina and QuickSTAT were awarded certifications.

Pascal Courtade, Director of Operations at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, opened the meeting by thanking the representatives of the ten major companies involved in this initiative for their attendance and for the significant work they have already done. Also present at the meeting were Robert Chad, IATA Director for France, Belgium and the Netherlands and Rafael Schvartzman, Regional Vice President, Europe, IATA. They congratulated Groupe ADP for its commitment to the community initiative and highlighted the global significance of a fast-growing pharmaceutical market.


Reminder: In collaboration with IATA (International Air Transport Association), Groupe ADP has introduced a CEIV Pharma certification initiative for the cargo community at Paris-CDG. The initiative is open to all those involved in the air cargo logistics chain. The certification, developed by IATA, aims to guarantee a global standard for the transport of pharmaceutical products.

The certification has become a benchmark for vaccine transport, which must follow the cold chain distribution process.


Companies already individually certified at Paris-CDG: 

Air France Cargo, Bolloré Logistics, Delta Airlines, DHL Global Forwarding, Kuehne + Nagel.