12. What can be a terminal (cross-dock) in connection with the distribution activity?

The term “cross-dock” or “reloading point” in connection with the distribution of medicines is admitted by Guidelines of 5 November 2013 on Good Distribution Practice of medicinal products for human use (2013/C 343/01), in which it is stated that „If the transportation route includes unloading and reloading or transit storage at a transportation hub, particular attention should be paid to temperature monitoring, cleanliness and security of any intermediate storage facilities”. “Cross-dock” or “reloading point” when used in connection with the shipment must meet the same requirements for good distribution practice as a storage area approved for distribution of medicines. Conditions for their use and the procedures for the performed activities must be described in the documentation of the distributor (WDA holder), and these areas should be included in internal inspections carried out by the WDA holder.