Brussels Airport focuses on continuous innovation in order to confirm its reputation as the preferred European pharma gateway. That is why we are continuously investing in new programmes, involving the entire BRUcargo community.
Pharma CEIV certification: launching the 2nd wave
The CEIV pharma certification program is quickly becoming a standard in our industry. IATA is rolling out the program on a global level.
Brussels Airport developed the program in collaboration with IATA and was the pilot airport with its cargo community approach.
By the end of this year Brussels Airport will also be the first multi operator airport where all stakeholders involved in pharma handling will be certified. In total 20 companies at BRUcargo will have gone through the program.
After the first group of 11 companies last year we have now kicked off the second group of 8 companies active at BRUcargo. Amongst them are trucking companies and some of the big forwarders.
Our IATA regional training centre in BRU will be organising the mandatory pharma trainings. Next to our local customers also some other non BRU based companies / airports will be joining the trainings as part of their IATA CEIV certification process.
Bringing the unbroken cool chain to the next level
Brussels Airport is taking the lead in an innovation project to organize temperature controlled transport on tarmac, with live data and transparent info on location and temperature.
The project aims at closing all risks in the cold chain and offer more transparency and increased confidence to the pharma industry.
As a result pharma shippers will have a guaranteed and reliable logistical solution at BRU, the preferred European pharma gateway, on both passenger and full freighter flights.
The project group is composed of all online handling agents and forwarders with a specific pharma focus.
The kick-off meeting took place in March.
The pharma shippers are involved in the advisory group, defining the scope and specifications.
They have given us their support and valuable feedback, allowing the BRUcargo community to develop a state-of-the-art process for transparent and controlled temperature of their pharma product on the tarmac.
The project and advisory group will be meeting on a regular basis, aiming to finalize the project in the first quarter of next year.