The company has become the first to achieve the award for pharmaceutical cargo in Pakistan
Pakistan-based ground services provider, Gerry’s dnata has been awarded the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for the handling of pharmaceutical products at its facility in Karachi.
This programme focusses on warehouses and distribution centres that store items which contain medical ingredients and helps ensure stringent safety standards are put in place throughout the supply chain.
The company handles temperature-sensitive goods at its cargo facility at Jannah International Airport. Both pharmaceuticals and vaccines are given priority loading and unloading, ensuring they are transported quickly.
“We are proud to become the first handler in Pakistan to achieve the prestigious GDP certification at a time when demand for the rapid and safe transportation of vaccines and pharmaceutical products is on the rise,” said Syed Haris Raza, vice president of Gerry’s dnata. “This accreditation demonstrates our ability to move these products under the strictest international standards, providing world-class safety and quality to our customers and their customers. We continue to invest in infrastructure and equipment to consistently deliver service excellence across our operations, every day."
Karachi’s cargo centre was opened in 2019 and is equipped with an automated storage and retrieval system as well as material handling technology, to ensure the safe manoeuvre of sensitive goods.
Gerry’s Group and dnata developed a partnership in 1993, providing ground services to the airport. The joint venture has continued to expand its operations, serving more than 15 airline customers across seven Pakistani hubs.