Amerijet International Airlines has completed its International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma re-certification for the handling of temperature-controlled healthcare and life science products. The successful re-certification reaffirms Amerijet’s ability to safely handle high value, time-sensitive, and temperature-controlled pharmaceutical cargo with speed, reliability, and efficiency.
The IATA appointed independent assessment focussed on the quality assurance processes, operational and technical innovation, risk management, and the preservation of all relevant shipment data along the entire logistics chain.
“The pharmaceutical supply chain consists of a historically demand-driven as well as a growing patient-driven model, due to the rise of personalised medicines, which makes speed and traceability even more relevant,” said Amerijet’s Vice President of Airport Operations Rasheme Richardson. “We provide our customers with quality standards through uniformed processes, transparency, and a compliant network.”
In 2017, Amerijet was the first US-based all-cargo airline to be awarded the globally recognised CEIV-Pharma certification.
“We are continuously reinforcing our internal processes through training, collaboration, and partnering with like-minded suppliers. Achieving the CEIV recertification is evidence that Amerijet continues to advance, towards the strategic objective of becoming an important stakeholder in the transportation of pharmaceuticals. This recertification confirms to our customers that the commitment to quality and reliability is a core value,” said Ronald Irish, Amerijet’s Temperature Control Manager.
Located at the Miami International Airport, the Amerijet 360,000 sq ft (33,500 sq mt) facility is one of the most modern cargo facilities at the airport. It consists of dry warehouse space, a 40,000 sq ft (3,700 sq mt) perishable handling center, offices, and exclusive ramp access for aircraft handling and parking.
In addition to 49 dry cargo, 12 cold storage, and three dedicated pharmaceutical receiving doors, the warehouse offers landside and airside acceptance to streamline cargo flows and reduce receiving times. The computer monitored perishable handling center, and the temperature-controlled receiving area were designed to handle refrigerated, frozen, and chilled storage to maintain the cold chain integrity of pharmaceuticals and perishables.