Cargolux joins UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative

Published: Monday, March 1, 2021

LUXEMBOURG: Europe’s leading all-cargo airline, Cargolux, has joined UNICEF’s Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative to transport essential medical and pharmaceutical supplies, including COVID-19 vaccines, where they are most needed.

Cargolux assured its commitment to play its part in providing solutions for swift and seamless medical and relief transports, part of its core philosophy.

“Cargolux has extensive experience in the handling of healthcare and pharmaceutical goods as well as a strong commitment to supporting humanitarian causes. This initiative is fully aligned with the airline’s values and it was therefore natural for us to take part in this project. We look forward to leveraging our expertise in the field to provide seamless and secure transport for these life-saving products,” said Richard Forson, President & CEO of Cargolux.

Cargolux is a leading provider of transport solutions for medical shipments and applies some of the highest standards in this challenging industry.

It has a dedicated transport solution for pharmaceutical and healthcare products (CV pharma) that was devised to ensure constant temperature levels throughout the handling process and to minimize any risk of alteration for these products.

In related news, Cargolux announced it successfully passed its GDP (Good Distribution Practice) surveillance audit which attests that its quality management system fulfils the latest requirements of the EU Directive ‘Guidelines on Good Distribution Practice of Medicinal Products for Human Use’ and of WHO Guidelines.

The company said the certification reflects its strong commitment to high standards when handling pharmaceutical and healthcare products. This dedication was particularly salient in 2020 with the increased demand for pharmaceutical and health care shipments, including vaccines and related material.

“Cargolux is proud of this achievement that reflects the tireless dedication of our teams around the globe. Our processes are continuously reviewed not only to comply with industry standards but to provide our customers with seamless service for these vital and extremely delicate products,” explains Joep Bruijs, Senior Vice-President Global Logistics.

“This certification is the recognition of our position as a provider of quality services, a position we are intent on upholding, he added. Cargolux’s hub at Luxembourg airport is also GDP certified.