Emirates SkyCargo has received a revalidation of the European Union Good Distribution Practices certification for pharma operations at its hub in Dubai. The annual surveillance audit for the revalidation was conducted by Bureau Veritas, Germany.
The air cargo carrier originally received its EU GDP certification in 2016 for its operations across the Emirates SkyCentral cargo terminals at Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central as well as the 24/7 bonded trucking service connecting the two hubs.
This made Emirates SkyCargo the operator of the world’s largest multi-airport GDP certified hub with over 8,600 sq metres of dedicated pharma facilities including the purpose built pharma terminal at Dubai International Airport inaugurated in September 2016.
The carrier’s original GDP certification in 2016 and the subsequent revalidation this year confirm that Emirates SkyCargo has established and maintained its quality management system in line with the requirements of the GDP standard and also underline its commitment to continued high quality and consistency in the levels of service delivery for pharma transport.
September 2017 also marked one year since the launch of Emirates SkyCargo’s specialised pharma product- Emirates Pharma.
The carrier’s comprehensive range of temperature controlled transport services for temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products offers customers three levels to choose from- Emirates Pharma, Emirates Pharma Plus and Emirates Pharma Active.
These levels have been developed based on a requirement mix based on the temperature sensitivity of the product, the packing solution used and the origin/ destination of the shipment.
The carrier said in a statement that more than 51,000 tonnes of pharma cargo has been transported since the launch of its SkyPharma product.