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Air France Cargo-KLM Cargo obtains "Qualified Envirotainer Provider" (QEP) Accreditation

Air France Cargo-KLM Cargo has been awarded Accreditation as a "Qualified Envirotainer Provider" (QEP) by Envirotainer , the Sweden-based Manufacturer of active temperature-controlled air transportation solutions.

QEP Accreditation recognizes that Air France Cargo-KLM Cargo have included Envirotainer-related elements into their quality management system as defined in IATA Perishable Cargo Regulations Chapter 17 “Air Transport Logistics for Temperature-Sensitive Healthcare Products”.

Air France Cargo-KLM Cargo, which utilises the largest number of Envirotainer containers, on a monthly basis, around the world, has since the merge of AF and KLM in 2005 been developing a specific product — Variation Pharma 1 — a Closed Cool Chain solution for goods requiring the strictest temperature control.

AF Cargo-KLM Cargo gives these specific products the 'highest boarding priority' supported by:
• Temperature and dry ice acceptance check during all the air logistic chain
• Captain monitored inflight temperature
• Dedicated storage area in transit
• Conditioned trucking on request

This service is available to over 100 stations around the world, either Import or Export, that are able to handle both RKN and RAP envirotainers.

AF Cargo-KLM Cargo has put in place in their hubs a dedicated operational team, which is in charge of monitoring all operations related to Envirotainer container handling.
In addition Air France Cargo-KL Cargo has a team of Pharma specialists taking care of the main Pharma markets in Europe, America and Asia. These specialists being able to meet the Pharma customers and the freight forwarders in order to build, if needed, additional Special Operational Processes on regular Pharma flows.

“The accreditation is a clear recognition of the serious work achieved by the Air France-KLM Cargo team to put the requirements of our Pharma customers in the center of our process in order to achieve the quality that our customers expect from us” says Stéphane Lemaire Director of Air France Cargo-KLM Cargo Pharmaceutical Industry segment.

Thomas Persson, CEO of Envirotainer added: “Through our successful business relationship with AF Cargo-KLM Cargo, we recognize their continued commitment to providing new and enhanced products and services for Pharma customers. These are supported by strict quality and performance standards to ensure customers' requirements are satisfied throughout the transportation process. Gaining QEP Accreditation reflects the high standards Air France-KLM Cargo work to”.
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