Agility India receives pharma certification from IATA

Logistics provider Agility has been awarded the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharmaceutical (Pharma) for its logistics operations in Mumbai.

Krishnakumar V, chief operating officer, Agility India, said, "The CEIV Pharma certification demonstrates our ability to meet the most exacting standards in the industry. We continue investing in technology, infrastructure, personnel and processes to ensure an unbroken cold chain for pharma shipments for our customers and their patients."

The certification demonstrates Agility's ability to ensure the integrity of pharmaceutical products throughout the supply chain, and to manage high-value, temperature-sensitive shipments for the pharma and life science industries. In India, Agility provides supply chain services, including management of temperature-controlled shipments, to some of the leading pharmaceutical brands. The certification process was completed in coordination with the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

Eric ten Kate, vice president, Agility Global Life Sciences, said, "If you earn the CEIV pharma certification, shippers know they can trust that medicines you handle will reach patients safely and securely."

Agility has recently launched Agility , a shipment box for the pharmaceutical industry that keeps strict temperature levels for up to 120 hours, and provides users with real-time visibility of temperature status and location.

In India, Agility manages life sciences facilities at the Nhava Sheva seaport and at Hyderabad Airport, providing temperature-controlled solutions for customers for both ocean and air shipments.