Mumbai: Brussels Airport (BRU) and Mumbai International Airport (MIAL) proudly announce their partnership in the recently launched Pharma.Aero initiative focused on improving pharma handling and quality in the air cargo industry. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was formally inked during the first edition of Pharma Logistics Summit, organised by Indian Transport & Logistics News (ITLN) held in Mumbai on Thursday.
With the signing of this deal, MIAL is the first airport in India to embark on a community approach for the IATA CEIV (Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators) Pharma certification, thereby raising the local community’s handling standards and capability for temperature-sensitive pharma cargo.Speaking on the partnership, Nathan De Valck, Chairman, Pharma.Aero, “We are thrilled that Mumbai Airport has confirmed their keen interest on becoming the first Indian airport to join the Pharma.Aero initiative as a strategic member. So they will take the co-ordinating role within the Indian subcontinent in bringing the shippers together and creating end-to-end pharma lanes together with us. So the benefit for all participating airports and shippers is that we will collaborate on creating end-to-end certified pharma lanes, sharing best practices in improving the overall handling quality of pharmaceutical shipments.”
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