Kuehne + Nagel’s entire KN PharmaChain air network receives first in the industry IATA CEIV Pharma re-certification

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  • First-in-the-industry full network IATA CEIV re-certification
  • Confirmation of the highest quality and safety of KN PharmaChain

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 8-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has announced, toghether with IATA, that it has set a benchmark with first-in-the-industry IATA CEIV re-certification for the entire KN PharmaChain GxP Compliant Air Logistics network that includes some 94 locations spun aross all continents.

Development of IATA CEIV Pharma is a response to the demands of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies and sets the standard for pharmaceutical shipments via airfreight. In 2017, Kuehne + Nagel was the first to achieve IATA CEIV Pharma certification for its entire KN PharmaChain Air network.

A thorough review conducted by IATA CEIV Pharma auditors has proved once again that corporately developed quality standards, operational processes and training programs fully comply with IATA requirements, thus confirming the highest quality, safety of the award-winning KN PharmaChain product. A unique web-based risk assessment tool is used to complete a risk assessment at a lane level, which allows for agile and reliable risk mitigation.

Transparency and control of documentation are achieved via a validated document management system (DMS) that manages all standard operating procedures (SOPs) and working instructions. During the transportation process, KN PharmaChain customers can additionally benefit from real-time monitoring and visibility through the use of active transmitting sensors and proactive intervention via the dedicated 24/7/365 Pharma CareTeam. At each stage of the shipment, Kuehne + Nagel’s highly trained pharma experts ensure quality, end-to-end visibility and regulatory compliance.

Reinier Danckaarts, Global Head of Air Logistics Product Development, comments: “We are proud to be the one and only logistics service provider that has received CEIV Pharma re-certification for the entire pharma network. Achieving this milestone proves the highest standards we have set with our KN PharmaChain service offering, which translates into superior quality and compliance of our customers’ pharmaceuticals and medical equipment shipments. Together with IATA and our supply chain partners, we will keep driving this standard to ensure service excellence and first-in-class performance of our transportation service.”

About KN PharmaChain

With over 230 locations across all modes of transport, Kuehne + Nagel is operating one of the world’s largest multi-modal pharma networks. The dedicated KN PharmaChain service offering provides differentiated solutions for critical general cargo, ambient or temperature-controlled door-to-door solutions, all meeting the high standards of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

About Kuehne + Nagel

With over 83,000 employees at 1,400 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in Sea Logistics, Air Logistics, Road Logistics and Contract Logistics, with a clear focus on integrated logistics solutions.

Press contact:

Yulia Goloushina
Air Logistics Communication
+41 44 786 9716

Dominique Nadelhofer
Global Head of Media Communication
+41 44 786 9716



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