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Page 10 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • DEC ‘16 - JANUARY 2017 Weiss-Röhlig name goes as the partners decide to split and to operate independently Since 1999, the logistics companies gebrüder Weiss and Röhlig have operated out of their respective air and sea freight offices overseas under the joint name Weiss-Röhlig. But the joint brand name will be phased out during 2017. in the medium term, both logistics companies are to operate in the market under their respective brand names, gebrüder Weiss andRöhlig. All locations will continue to operate and will bear either the name Röhlig or gebrüder Weiss depending on which com- pany is the owner. in the United States, too, where the two companies run a joint venture, it is planned that they should in future operate under separate names. For this purpose, it is planned to form two independent companies out of the joint venture. Both companies aim to continue to grow world wide with their products and to operate independently under their respective names. The business relations of the two companies with their partners and clients will remain unaffected by these measures, as they will continue with oper- ational co-operation. As early as the beginning of 2014, gebrüder Weiss and Röhlig took a step towards independence and restructured their shareholdings in jointly run compa- nies. At that time, Röhlig took over the joint ventures in Singapore, hong Kong, Thailand and india while gebrüder Weiss increased its shareholding to 100 per cent in the joint ventures in china, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, canada and the United Arab emirates. SIA Cargo achieves CEIV Pharma status - 1st in Asia Pacific SINGAPORE Airlines Cargo (SIA Cargo) is the first airline in Asia-Pacific to be awarded the IATA CEIV Pharma Certification, a globally-recognised pharma- ceutical product handling accreditation that affirms the carrier’s capabilities in handling high value, time-sensitive and temperature-controlled pharmaceutical cargo. The ceiV addresses the industry’s need for safety, security, compliance and efficiency in the transportation of pharmaceutical products. It seeks to minimise product loss attributed to handling and environmental factors such as tempera- ture excursions during transport. The certification encompasses, and in some cases exceeds, existing pharma- ceutical standards and guidelines such as the european Union’s good Distribu- tion Practice and the World health organization (Annex 5) good Distribution Practices for Pharmaceutical Products. “We are acutely aware of the important role that these shipments play in serving the broader community, and hope that this certification will give our cus- tomers additional assurance and comfort that these shipments, which are often life-saving, are in good hands,” said SiA cargo president chin Yau Seng. “The Asia-Pacific freight market is the largest in the world, accounting for close to 40 per cent of total global trade,” said glyn hughes, iATA global head of cargo. “We congratulate SiA cargo on this achievement and for taking the industry one step closer to having a global standard for transporting pharma- ceuticals.” hughes added: “iATA created ceiV Pharma to help airlines, handlers and for- warders to be compliant with international regulations and to create one global standard for transporting pharmaceuticals.” As SIA Cargo manages the cargo capacity on passenger flights operated by Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Scoot, this award also means that the networks of all these airlines, which together cover over 100 destinations, are now ceiV Pharma certified. SiA cargo and changi Airport group (cAg) are members of Pharma.Aero, a global independent association that aims to foster collaboration between ceiV Pharma certified airport communities dedicated to developing and leading the handling of pharmaceutical products.