Geodis’ Copenhagen Plant Awarded IATA CEIV Pharma Certification


The latest accreditation further establishes the company’s reputation in the pharma and healthcare logistics space.

Image Credit: Geodis

Image Credit: Geodis

Geodis, a transport and logistics company, is continuing to increase its temperature-controlled pharmaceutical shipment capabilities in Europe by being awarded the International Air Transport Association (IATA)'s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification for its Copenhagen location. Including this award, Geodis now has a total of 28 CEIV Pharma certified sites across its global network in the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Europe.

The purpose of the IATA CEIV Pharma certification is to make sure that facilities, equipment, operations, and personnel meet the appropriate applicable standards, guidelines and regulations expected of a pharma manufacturer and logistics provider.

"Denmark is one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to research, development and production of pharmaceuticals. The requirements are strict in terms of quality and selection of suppliers, which is why it made perfect sense to choose the IATA CEIV Pharma Certification for GEODIS Denmark,” said Kent Husted, managing director of GEODIS Denmark. "Our most important goal, in general, is to help all our customers by being a good growth partner and creating quality in everything we do. When it comes to pharmaceutical transports, we have a solid global setup that can handle all transports which require temperature control. All employees involved in Pharma transport have received the right training and know what is needed to deliver the products safely to the end users and patients."

At the Copenhagen site, alongside air, ocean and road solutions, Geodis provides a cross-dock service with a temperature range of +2°C to +8°C and +15°C to +25°C. The plant is located in close proximity to ocean port facilities and Copenhagen airport, which help facilitates the transportation of goods.

The latest certification solidifies the company’s pharma and healthcare expertise.

“Through our global pharma and healthcare network, we can offer tailor-made solutions for our customers that comply with the requirements of GDP (good distribution practice) transport. Part of our ambition is to further develop our global end-to-end logistics solutions. With last year’s acquisition of trans-o-flex in Germany, we added a wide range of services for time-critical deliveries to our portfolio and offer a fast, reliable and time-definite delivery service, which will be extended to other European countries in the coming months.

“As a first step in Denmark, with a newly built part of our warehouse solely for our pharma customers, we can ensure that the products are temperature monitored, before they are to be shipped across the world, whether that would be by air, ocean or road transport,” commented Thomas Kraus, president & CEO of Geodis Europe.


Geodis obtains IATA CEIV Pharma certification for its Copenhagen hub. Geodis. April 29, 2024. Accessed May 7, 2024.

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