Uncertain Certification: Do CEIV-Pharma standards really help?

At an airfreight conference held last fall in Budapest, Marcel Fujike, senior vice president of products and services, global air logistics, for Kuehne + Nagel, commented during a post-roundtable Q&A session about the effectiveness of the growing CEIV standard for pharmaceutical handling. At one point, he remarked, “If we really want to move the industry […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 2, 2018

WFS secures CEIV certification for ground-handling in Brussels

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) received the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) CEIV-Pharma certification at its Brussels cargo station, marking the first of its European cargo stations to gain the certification. WFS estimates that its pharmaceutical handling in Brussels increased by 170 percent during 2016, and is on track to be even higher in 2017, with […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 4, 2017

ANA first Japan-based carrier to earn CEIV-Pharma cert

Interest in developing a more reliable cool-chain in Asia continued this month, as All Nippon Airways (ANA) became the first Japan-based airline to earn IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceuticals (CEIV-Pharma) certification. The accreditation was awarded to ANA’s largest cargo operation, located at Narita International Airport, near Tokyo. In order to obtain […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 15, 2017

Top 5 cargo communities improve supply chain speed, accuracy

Less than five years ago, the idea of a “cargo community” at an airport was little more than an attempt by the various cargo executives to know everyone’s names up and down the supply chain. What each member of the supply chain did, however, was largely a mystery. Today, all that has changed as more […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 31, 2017

Joint sales with Lufthansa kicks off as Cathay shifts gears

The Year of the Rooster was barely under way, and most Chinese workers were out celebrating the biggest festival in their calendar, when the fledgling partnership of Cathay Pacific with Lufthansa Cargo shifted into a higher gear with joint sales activity. Feb. 1 was the day the combined westbound sales activity out of Cathay’s home […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • March 8, 2017

Hactl first handler in Hong Kong to obtain IATA CEIV-Pharma cert

The momentum for IATA’s global standard for pharmaceutical handling continued to grow this week as Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced that it has met all IATA CEIV-Pharma certifications, making it the first handler in Hong Kong to obtain the certification. The process was sponsored by the Hong Kong Airport Authority, as part […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 23, 2017