Singapore Airlines has achieved Envirotainers
Qualified Envirotainer Provider Training and Quality Program (QEP)
Envirotainers QEP accreditation provides
additional reassurance to customers of SIAs reliable and safe
handling of pharmaceutical products.
the first airline to be accredited in South East Asia, and
selected stations in the airlines network received their
accreditation in the third quarter of this year.
As of today, the following SIA stations have
received QEP accreditation:
Europe: Zurich (ZRH), Basel (BSL), Amsterdam
(AMS), Brussels (BRU).
Asia-Pacific: Singapore (SIN), Melbourne (MEL),
Sydney (SYD), Auckland (AKL), Osaka (KIX), Bangalore (BLR), Bombay
The QEP program and its participants serve to
ensure the quality of life of the patient, said Chris Fore,
Senior Cold Chain Advisor at Envirotainer. QEP is both a
benchmark and a means by which we engage our partners to provide
consistent service and fulfil Good Distribution Practice
requirements from Pharmaceutical companies.
Launched in September 2018, SIAs THRUCOOL cold
chain service transports high-value, time-sensitive and
temperature-controlled pharmaceutical cargo with speed and
reliability. A quality corridor network was introduced to ensure
strict end-to-end temperature control for the handling and
transportation of temperature-sensitive goods. SIA also recently
added Brisbane and Melbourne to its growing quality corridor
Mr Chin Yau Seng, SIAs Senior Vice President
Cargo, said: SIA is committed to continuous improvement of our
capabilities in transporting pharmaceutical products. Getting
Envirotainers QEP accreditation is an important validation of our
capabilities, especially given the importance of getting
pharmaceuticals, and eventually COVID19 vaccines, safely and
swiftly to customers during this pandemic. We will continue to
ensure the quality and reliability of handling pharmaceutical
cargo shipments across our network, while also looking for new
ways to further enhance our THRUCOOL service.
SIA plans to expand its network of QEP-accredited
stations progressively. The QEP currently has 775 participating
stations across the world.