Rhenus successfully obtained the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for its Istanbul Airport branch, now servicing Turkish market for Life Sciences & Healthcare.
The CEIV certification ensures that Rhenus meets the compliance requirements for the handling of pharmaceutical products, such as Good Distribution Practices (GDP) by the European Union, World Health Organization Pharmacopeia standards and IATA temperature control regulations. Rhenus also benchmarks the activities in Turkey towards domestic, international and IATA conditions while mitigating the impact and the risks, with technological improvements such as customised IoT solutions, real-time tracking and monitoring.
Rhenus obtained the certification in only 16 months, and expects to increase its shipping volumes in Turkey by 25 percent, with a 24/7 service offered at Istanbul Airport and a strategic position that connects the Far East and Europe.
Rhenus in Turkey counts 190 experts located in eleven branches throughout the country, covering logistics and freight forwarding solutions for Air, Ocean and Road Freight, Project Cargo and Warehousing, while offering comprehensive end-to-end logistics services with full transparency and customised solutions.