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Independently validated

Safety, security, compliance and efficiency with regard to the handling of medical products – all guaranteed by the CEIV Pharma Certification. Photo: iStock/okskaz

An important step forward for DB Schenker and its customers in Korea: the logistics provider’s airfreight team in the Southeast Asian industrial nation is now able to offer services in conformity with CEIV Pharma Certification, effective immediately. The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) is a program administered by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It addresses the industry’s need for increased safety, security, compliance and efficiency through the creation of a globally consistent certification scheme for the handling of pharmaceutical goods.


The airfreight team at DB Schenker Korea had been working proactively towards obtaining this certification over a period of one-and-a-half years. Part of the process involved an assessment by IATA validators and a special two-week training course.