Gerry’s dnata first to achieve GDP certification for time- and temp-sensitive cargo handling in Pakistan

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Leading ground services provider in Pakistan, Gerry’s dnata has been awarded the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for safe and reliable pharma and healthcare products handling service processes at its state-of-the-art facility in Karachi.

Gerry’s dnata handles temperature-sensitive goods in an ultramodern cargo facility at Jinnah International Airport (KHI), facilitating the independent adjustment of the temperature in each holding room to suit the needs of the product.

Pharmaceuticals and vaccines are given priority loading and unloading to ensure that they are moved quickly with minimised temperature fluctuation.

Syed Haris Raza, Vice President of Gerry’s dnata said, “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.”

“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.”

Gerry’s dnata opened its new, state-of-the-art cargo centre in Karachi in 2019.

The 72,000 sq ft facility is equipped with the latest technologies, including an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) and a Material Handling System (MHS), ensuring safe and efficient handling and storage of all types of cargo, including temperature-sensitive goods.

Gerry’s Group and dnata, a global leading air services provider, joined hands in 1993 to provide ground handling services at Karachi Airport. Since then, the joint venture has continually expanded its operations in the country and today serves more than 15 airline customers at seven Pakistani airports. Gerry’s dnata’s dedicated employees handle 150,000 tonnes of cargo annually.

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