January 31, 2018: The Dutch trucking group, Nouwens Transport Breda has achieved IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV) accreditation. Nouwens is also a member of the Pharma Gateway Amsterdam.

The company says that being able to demonstrate a high quality of care in pharmaceutical transport has led to increased volumes in the second half of 2017, and the introduction of four fully CEIV certified vans to its fleet on 1st January 2018.

“This is a valuable addition to our already existing certifications such as Good Distribution Practice (GDP), TAPA-TSR1, and ISO-9001,” said Sven Veeke, Business Development & Sales, Nouwens Transport Breda.

He further added, “CEIV is the highest attainable international standard for quality in shipping pharmaceutical logistics by air. Our customers can count on us to ship their pharma products according to the highest quality standards possible.”

The CEIV certificate was awarded in 2017 and shows that Nouwens meets the highest quality requirements regarding shipping pharmaceutical goods through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Nouwens Transport operates a temperature-controlled, fully GDP-certified warehouse at its headquarters in Breda, with storage space for 2000 pallets over 1500 sq ft.

Pharma Gateway Amsterdam (PGA) is an alliance between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Air Cargo Netherlands, and other pharmaceutical supply chain partners at the European hub. The Community works together on initiatives to optimise the transportation of pharmaceuticals through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Its main goal is to safeguard and expand the airport’s key position in the industry. Supporting its members to become IATA CEIV certified is a step towards this goal.

PGA members include CyberFreight Pharma Logistics, Yusen Logistics Benelux, GEFCO Forwarding Netherlands, VCK Logistics Airfreight, DHL Global Forwarding, Rhenus Logistics, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, AirBridgeCargo, Turkish Cargo, Air China Cargo, China Southern Airlines, Swissport Cargo Services, dnata, Menzies World Cargo, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), Nouwens Transport Breda, De Jong Special Services, Jan de Rijk Logistics, and DJ Middelkoop.

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