FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services receives another important pharma certification
Just a few weeks after successfully concluding its IATA CEIV certification, FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services has now also officially received EU “good distribution practice” (GDP) certification for medical products for human use. This marks another important step in the company’s expansion of pharmaceutical logistics activities and ramping up preparations to handle sensitive coronavirus vaccine consignments.
Unlike CEIV certification, which relates exclusively to airfreight, GDP certification is independent of airfreight. It involves checking the quality of the distribution chain for medical goods and ensuring that they are intact all the way from the producer to the end customer according to EU standards.
Frankfurt Cargo Services receives CEIV certification
On September 29, FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services successfully concluded the CEIV certification process, confirming that the company officially meets the high standards that apply to transportation of pharmaceutical products. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) gives this certification to companies that can ensure high quality across the board for sensitive medical products. With vital deliveries of large quantities of vaccine for the novel coronavirus likely to be needed in the near future, these kinds of handling options are becoming more important than ever before.
New Truck Parking Lot Being Built in CargoCity South
New lot will create 61 additional truck parking spaces and feature sanitary facilities – Extra space will expand parking capacity at busy CargoCity South – Scheduled to open by the end of 2021
FRA/ml – Today, Fraport AG began construction of a new truck parking lot at Frankfurt Airport’s CargoCity South. The roughly 14,500-square-meter lot is located within the airport’s operational area near Airport Gate 32 in the southern part of Frankfurt Airport (FRA). The new lot will provide space for another 61 trucks, bringing the total truck parking spaces available at CargoCity South to 135. The plans also include state-of-the-art sanitary facilities with shower rooms for the drivers. The parking lot will take around one year to build and is set to be operational by the end of 2021.
Keeping Goods Moving via Frankfurt Airport: Europe's Leading Cargo Airport Ensures Delivery of Vital Supplies
Airfreight plays key role in delivering essential supplies to the population – FRA’s cargo community cooperates closely to meet challenges of the changed airfreight industry due to the coronavirus pandemic
FRA/rap – The global coronavirus outbreak has rapidly changed the airfreight business. Import volumes at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) have risen sharply, while exports have stagnated. Transfer cargo has almost been eliminated. There has also been a noticeable shift in the shape and type of shipments towards small, loose packages. In tandem with its partners on-site, Frankfurt Airport has responded quickly to these changes, ensuring continued delivery of vital goods to Germany and Europe during the Corona crisis.
Urgent medical supplies arrive in Frankfurt from across the globe to support Germany’s rapid response to Covid-19
Frankfurt am Main, 31.03.2020
Urgent medical equipment for healthcare workers and coronavirus patients is continuing to arrive at Frankfurt Airport from all over the world, with Frankfurt Cargo Services (FCS) ensuring immediate processing of all incoming shipments to expedite their delivery to frontline medical teams.
New space for 500 containers
Resembling a giant Meccano set, with 270 tons of steel and 40.000 nuts and bolts, engineers have been working tirelessly over the past few months to complete this important project: now the new ULD storage facility in the FCS yard is ready.
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