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September 29, 2017

Emirates SkyCargo has obtained a revalidation of its compliance with the European Union’s Good Distribution Practice guidelines for medicinal products for human use.


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According to Emirates, the certification covers SkyCargo’s pharma operations across the Emirates SkyCentral cargo terminals at Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport, as well as the 24/7 bonded trucking service connecting the two hubs.


The annual audit for the revalidation was carried out by Bureau Veritas, Germany.


Emirates now operates the world’s largest multi-airport GDP-certified hub in Dubai, with more than 8,600 square metres of dedicated pharma facilities.


The certification was first obtained in September 2016, when the carrier inaugurated its purpose-built pharma terminal at Dubai International Airport and launched Emirates Pharma, Emirates Pharma Plus and Emirates Pharma Active, a range of temperature-controlled solutions for pharmaceutical shipments.


Over 51,000 tonnes of pharmaceuticals with a value of more than US$11 billion have been transported since the launch of the specialized pharma product and volumes from January to September 2017 grew by over 25% year-on-year, according to Emirates.

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