BBE has been certified under the International Air Transport Association’s pharmaceutical logistics seal of excellence, CEIV Pharma (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics). This designation confirms both its Freight Forwarding and Ground Handler services meet the highest standards in the industry and certifies the quality of its services for delivery of healthcare products across Canada and internationally. The certification also supports an initiative with the Edmonton International Airport to develop a pharmaceutical logistics community at the airport, a first in Canada.

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This industry-wide standard could not have come at a better time. The coming months will be vital to ensure that vaccines are delivered for safe use all over the world.

“Knowing that historically 25% of all vaccines worldwide arrive degraded due to incorrect shipping and that 20% of temperature sensitive products are damaged due to breaks in the cold chain, this means that people’s health security can be comprised within supply chains. This is what inspired us to build upon our years of delivering pharmaceuticals and health care products into remote communities across Canada,” stated Heather Stewart, President BBE.