Groupe ADP and IATA have launched the initiative for a cargo community wide certification as a Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharma logistics at Paris-CDG Airport.
In statement Groupe ADP (Aéroports de Paris) expressed its commitment to provide active and financial support, reaffirming its active role for the cargo players at the airport. In doing so, the
airport wants to follow the example of Brussels Airport, which was the launch airport in this respect.
Among the industry professionals and organisations approving and supporting the initiative are Union TLF Overseas (Transport et Logistique, the French Federation of transport and logistics companies), the CIF (Comité Interprofessionel du Fret, the cross-industry cargo committee) and the SYCAFF (Syndicat des Compagnies Aériennes de Fret en France, the union of French cargo airlines).
USD 10.28 billion market by 2018
Air France Cargo and Bolloré Logistics have already been certified and are collaborating in the promotion of the community initiative. Since the start of 2017, seven other major players will move forward on CEIV Pharma certification: They include Transdev, a transportation company involved in runway transportation and airport development, Quickstat, specialised in clinical trial logistics, Groupe Europe Handling, Tendron (trucking), Panalpina and Swissport. Another two companies, Alyzia (handling) and DB Schenker, will soon join. Most of the participating companies expect to obtain individual certification by the end of the year.
Groupe ADP motivates its CEIV initiative by stating that pharmaceutical air cargo is a fast-growing market, with a worldwide economic impact estimated at USD 10.28 billion by 2018. “A CEIV Pharma-certified supply chain will bolster the position at Paris CDG as a major airport in the shipping of pharmaceutical shipments,” says ADP.
Marcel Schoeters in Brussels