AD Ports obtains key accreditation for pharmaceutical storage and distribution
AD Ports Group, a global driver of trade and logistics in the United Arab Emirates, said one of its subsidiaries, Abu Dhabi Ports’ Logistics, has been awarded the coveted Good Distribution Practice (GDP) accreditation by one of the world’s leading tests, inspections and certifications. body, thereby consolidating its position as a world leader in the handling and storage of pharmaceuticals and vaccines over all temperature ranges.
The award was presented by Bureau Veritas, which certified AD Ports’ advanced cold and ultra-cold pharmaceutical storage facility in the Khalifa Industrial Zone in Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) and its related logistics services, in accordance with the guidelines of the European Union and the World Health Organization (WHO). .
The announcement marks the first time that an organization in the UAE has achieved accreditation for both standards and is one of the few in the Middle East to hold this distinction.
The GDP accreditation certifies that all the required measures designed to preserve product quality and reduce risks have been implemented and are followed throughout the journey of the cold chain and pharmaceutical non-refrigeration.
Ultimately, meeting such high standards assures customers that the pharmaceutical products they receive through Abu Dhabi Ports Logistics’ healthcare vertical can maintain their quality and efficiency.
Group CEO Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi said: “Since its founding, AD Ports has strived to establish itself as a global leader in trade, industry and logistics. Today’s announcement represents an important element in helping to realize our government’s vision of making Abu Dhabi. a major global hub for health and life sciences. “
“We now hold the distinction as the first healthcare organization in the United Arab Emirates to be GDP certified against EU and WHO standards for the distribution of pharmaceutical and medical supplies, and one of the few in the Middle East have both, “noted Al Shamsi.
“Rather than resting on our laurels, we aim to continue to elevate our healthcare logistics and cold and non-cold chain pharmaceutical services capabilities to new heights and continue to support the growth of the healthcare industry. the rapidly developing health of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates, ”he added. .
Robert Sutton, Logistics Cluster Manager, said: “Obtaining GDP accreditation from Bureau Veritas, one of the most important certification bodies in the world, is a very unique achievement in the logistics space of the cold and non-cold chain of healthcare and pharmacy, and serves as a testament to our team’s commitment to business excellence and customer service. “
“The accreditation allows us to serve our customers simultaneously to EU and WHO standards, which opens up a whole new set of global market opportunities for AD Ports Group, our partners and our shipping industry customers. health, ”he added.