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Jan de Rijk Logistics is one of the first logistics service suppliers in the air cargo supply chain to achieve this important recognition of its pharma capabilities.

With this certification we are able to differentiate ourselves by offering a competitive advantage to our customers, says Sebastiaan Scholte, CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics & Chairman of the Cool Chain Association (CCA). We are already GDP certified and we believe that with this certification we will only strengthen more our pharma capabilities.

In the CCA we have advocated the need for common standards for some time now. The shippers want more transparency and common standards. We believe that the CEIV program is a step in the right direction to achieve this. We therefore also hope that more companies will follow soon.

CEIV Pharma certification is a series of processes including on-site assessment, implementation planning, training, and validation. The program focuses on equipment requirements, adequate storage facilities, efficient and effective pharmaceutical handling procedures and raising internal pharmaceutical handling know-how.

Brussels Airport has the first CEIV pharma certified community in this program, and administrators hope to pave the way for other airports to follow the same standardized, sanitary and secure procedures.

Jan de Rijk Logistics, based in the Netherlands, is a leading provider of transportation and distribution services, operating a large, modern and diversified fleet of 600 vehicles across Europe. The company also offers warehousing services, retail distribution and patient home deliveries. Jan de Rijk Logistics has 25 offices in 15 countries and employs more than 1000 staff in Europe. The company operates 2 daily trains between Italy and the Netherlands.

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