Düsseldorf (DUS) Airport Cargo has received IATA Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) pharma certification for a third time.

 In 2016, Düsseldorf Airport Cargo was not only the first airport in Germany to receive CEIV pharma certification, but the first company in the country to achieve the globally recognised IATA seal of approval. The airport was recertified for the first time in 2019.

Düsseldorf Airport is in Germany’s largest metropolitan area, the Rhine-Ruhr region, which is home to a high proportion of the country’s producers of highly sensitive goods such as pharmaceuticals.

Thomas Schnalke, Düsseldorf Airport CEO, said: “Our cargo division has once again demonstrated its ability to excellently handle temperature-sensitive airfreight, which is important for the region."

“I am very proud that we are sending a strong signal across the supply chain network with our third consecutive certification. We continuously and successfully provide the highest standards in quality and service for our customers, especially throughout these demanding times for our airfreight business,” added Lutz Honerla, managing director of Düsseldorf Airport Cargo.

The airport’s CEIV Pharma certification is now valid until 2025.