Transport of Pharma Products and Vaccines by Air - eLearning

Time and temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products such as vaccines, medicines and other healthcare products require specific handling, monitoring, process controls, transportation and storage requirements.

Through this course, you will understand these commodity specifics as well as the requirements for packaging, documentation and physical handling.

Learn about product and transport process temperature ranges, packaging technologies, key risk factors and critical control points in the pharma handling process, particularly in relation to the transportation of COVID-19 vaccines

"Safely delivering Covid-19 vaccines will be the mission of the century for the global air cargo industry." says IATA's Former Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac.

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Recognize differences in pharmaceutical products and their main characteristics
  • Recognize pharmaceutical product packaging types, transport equipment and active/passive shipping systems
  • Discuss regulatory requirements for handling and transporting time and temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products
  • Describe air freight supply chain stakeholders, roles and responsibilities and important process milestones
  • Manage requirements for documentary and physical handling of pharma shipments in air freight

  • Commodity types and characteristics
    • Product and distribution temperature requirements
    • Product packaging
  • Pharma regulations and air freight
  • Air freight shipment documentation and labelling for TTSPPs
  • Storage handling procedures for pharma
  • Handling process and Critical Control Points
  • Shipment track and trace

This course is recommended for:

  • Cargo agents
  • Freight forwarders
  • All staff involved in the transport and handling of pharmaceutical products
  • Airline staff and shippers transporting time and temperature sensitive healthcare products
  • Primary producers or manufacturers of pharmaceutical and healthcare goods

Upon successful completion of the exam, you will be awarded an e-Certificate. This Certificate is only valid for 36 months.

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3 Days

Self study %



USD 700


On demand