SIA inaugurates Pharma and Healthcare handling facility
Sharjah International Airport has recently commissioned the Sharjah Aviation Services’ new CEIV Pharma and Healthcare certiﬁed handling facility as part of its Freight Center. Sharjah Aviation Services is now certiﬁed by IATA being the ﬁrst GDP-compliant airfreight handler in the Middle East and Africa.
The certiﬁcate was handed over to H.E. Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority by Ronald Schaefer, Project Lead, Center of Excellence for Pharma Logistics at IATA, during the forum, which was held at the Sharjah International Airport Authority building.
The forum was attended by H.E Sheikh Faisal bin Saoud Al Qassimi, Director of SharjahAirport Authority and Gonzalo Jacob, Head of Cargo in Sharjah Aviation Services along with the leading cargo airlines, freight forwarders and consolidators in the cargo industry besides other ofﬁcial representatives from various government entities.
H.E Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority, said: “Sharjah International Airport is keen to provide the best services to its clients in various ﬁelds. The freight sector is one of them; we invest in developing the Cargo Center continuously by providing it with the state- of-the-art facilities and equipment to keep pace with the increasing demand and growth of this sector at local, regional and global levels.”
H.E Sheikh Faisal bin Saoud Al Qassimi stated: “The new CEIV Pharma certiﬁed facility by IATA with its GDP compliance i n c o r p o r a t e s a l l t h e o f ﬁ c i a l recommendations and guidelines concerning the transportation and distribution of pharmaceutical products for human use and represents a real added value for all the stakeholders in the logistics chain and their customers.”