AD Ports Group Secures Coveted Global Certification for End-to-End Supply Chain Management of Medical Devices


The Certification Furthers AD Ports Logistics’ Position as a Global Provider of Specialised Healthcare Business Services

Abu Dhabi, UAE: AD Ports Logistics (ADPL), a subsidiary of AD Ports Group’s Logistics Cluster, has secured the coveted International ISO Certification for its integrated end-to-end supply chain management services covering medical devices.

With the latest ISO award, issued by Bureau Veritas – one of the world’s leading testing, inspection, and certification bodies – ADPL became one of the first service providers in the UAE to be fully accredited for supply chain management services covering medical devices, equipment, and consumables. The certified services include, import, export, transport, storage, warehousing, freight forwarding, distribution and value-added services.

Furthermore, combining the new ISO certification with the reputed Good Distribution Practice (GDP) award against both the European Union (EU) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) standards, also received from Bureau Veritas, further elevates the organisation’s position as a growing global provider of specialised healthcare business services. The services include, logistics and supply chain management, quality management and pharmacovigilance, regulatory compliance, commercial and trading, market access, and value-added services.

Robert Sutton, Chief Executive Officer of the Logistics Cluster, AD Ports Group, said: “As the demand for extensive, specialised and increasingly complex healthcare supply chains grows, healthcare logistics service providers will need to continue making strategic investments in infrastructure, technology, procedures and expertise in order to stay ahead of the curve. By securing this important international certification, our team at AD Ports Logistics, serving both the healthcare and life science sectors, is demonstrating our steadfast commitment to supply chain excellence and is contributing to Abu Dhabi’s position as a world-class life science logistics hub.

“Given our previous success in securing the world-renowned GDP accreditation for twin leading standards, ADPL is in an excellent position to serve the global healthcare marketplace, and our customers can be rest assured that their products will be handled safely, efficiently, and according to the highest levels of global regulatory and quality compliance.”

As part of the certification process, Bureau Veritas representatives evaluated several facets of ADPL’s activities, including handling processes, business continuity planning, cold chain management, competency of staff, and training standards, in line with the best global practices.

About AD Ports Group:

Established in 2006, AD Ports Group today serves as the region’s premier facilitator of logistics, industry, and trade, as well as a bridge linking Abu Dhabi to the world. Listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX: ADPORTS), AD Ports Group’s vertically integrated business approach has proven instrumental in driving the emirate’s economic development over the past decade.

Operating several clusters covering Ports, Economic Cities & Free Zones, Maritime, Logistics, and Digital, AD Ports Group’s portfolio comprises 10 ports and terminals, and more than 550 square kilometres of economic zones under KIZAD Group, the largest integrated trade, logistics, and industrial business grouping in the Middle East.