Mumbai firm becomes first Indian freight handler to get CEIV IATA Pharma Certification

Mumbai CSC Cold Chain Solutions has been awarded CEIV IATA Pharma Certification and GDP Pharma Certification by TUV SUD.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has awarded CSC Pharma Excellence Centre with CEIV IATA Pharma Certification.

Mumbai CSC Pharma Excellence Centre is the first air cargo handler in India to receive CEIV IATA Pharma certification for its Pharma Excellence Centre.

CEIV is IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for pharma. The CEIV IATA Pharma standards guarantee air freight customers the highest quality and temperature control standards for the transportation of sensitive life science products.

Global Distribution Practice (GDP) is the highest quality certification for the distribution practice of life science products. Internationally accepted pharmaceutical GDP regulations stipulate that distributors of pharmaceutical products must align their operations with these standards.

Mumbai CSC Pharma Excellence Center has been certified as GDP Compliant. This demonstrates the organization’s commitment to quality in every aspect of their service, and to be a vital partner of the healthcare supply chain.

Further Mumbai CSC Cold Chain Solution has received the prestigious CII SCALE Award 2020, consecutively in the fourth year, for the best practice and the best Infrastructure within the cold chain solution.

The facility features temperature-controlled storage areas for pharmaceuticals with different temperature zones, mainly +15 to +25 and +2 to +8 degrees Celsius which are electronically monitored. To understand and pre-empt temperature fluctuations, alarm systems have been installed. We at Mumbai CSC Pharma Excellence Centre believe that “transparency is the key ingredient for success” hence we have real-time temperature available to the end-users.

To support this world class infrastructure, we have now started using Cool dolly for continuous cold chain solution for a seamless transport on the tarmac till the products are loaded on to the aircraft.

Mr. Tushar Jani, Chairman of CSC group stated that: “These are the most timely accreditation received by Mumbai CSC Cold Chain Solution for the movement of life science products and especially the need of the hour for the COVID-19 vaccine. Mumbai CSC Pharma Excellence Centre is already handling a considerable quantity of polio vaccines every month, which are being exported from India to various parts of the world.

“The vast knowledge and experience along with modern infrastructure, will come very useful for supply chain of COVID-19 vaccine to the world by India. This achievement would not have come without collaborative support and partnership with Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL).”