Dachser newly CEIV Pharma certified in North America

Dachser has received the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification from the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) for its Atlanta branch in the United States – its first certification in North America. According to a press release issued by the company, following Frankfurt (FRA), Mumbai (BOM) and Hyderabad (HYD), […]

3 key trends in innovation of cool chain shipping

LOS ANGELES – With about one third of the world’s food going to waste each year at a cost of USD$1 trillion, air cargo hosts a vital role in reducing this amount both for environmental and business purposes. Stakeholders in air cargo estimate that as much as 45% of food shipped along supply chains goes […]

Dangerous goods, other specialty cargo business grows at PACTL

During a panel discussion on specialty cargo handling at Cargo Facts Asia in Shanghai last month, Christian Haug, Vice President, Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL), said that dangerous goods (DG) handling at Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) is becoming a bigger business, having grown to represent about 3% of its cargo handle. […]

Virgin taking on pharma shipments without CEIV

Virgin Atlantic is muscling into the pharma air cargo business, but they are forging their own path, and opting to forego CEIV certification. In less than two years, the carrier has already doubled its share of the pharma market between the U.K. and North America, suggesting that its in-house Cool Chain product has the reputation […]

PACTL launches CEIV-certified Cool Center in Shanghai

The Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) recently began regular operations at its new, CEIV-certified “Cool Center” on-site at Pudong International Airport. With the new temperature-controlled terminal operating under the best practices of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) program for pharmaceuticals, PACTL offers complete inbound and outbound cargo handling […]

WCS 2016: CEIV certifications projected to hit 80 by year end

BERLIN — IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validator’s (CEIV) program has been around since August 2013, but still remains a mystery to many in the industry. But that mystery is dissolving as the number of CEIV certified entities — a certification that the enterprise adheres to the highest standard of excellence for the handling […]

Changi Airport to go for CEIV certification

Singapore’s Changi Airport and six companies who are active in pharmaceutical handling are planning to work toward attaining IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validator’s (CEIV) certification according to the Singapore Business Review. This is the first initiative of its kind in Asia. The CEIV program was created to improve the operational and preparedness procedures […]

AF-KLM-Martinair Cargo achieves CEIV certification

Air France-KLM-Martinair has become the first airline group to achieve IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharmaceutical handling at two different hubs simultaneously. The group met this achievement at Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), and also for its respective airline processes. Bram Gräber, executive vice president […]

WCS Preview: The value of air cargo

As we put a challenging 2015 behind us and look forward to 2016, work here in IATA naturally focuses on preparations for the 10th World Cargo Symposium (WCS). The theme we have chosen for this year’s event in Berlin is “the value of air cargo.” This is a wide ranging theme that can be explored […]

Cargologic obtains CEIV certification at Zurich

Switzerland-based ground handler Cargologic has satisfied all of the requirements to obtain its Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification from IATA for handling pharmaceuticals at Zurich Airport, where Cargologic got its start in 1951. The pharmaceutical business is one of the key industries of the Swiss economy, therefore the volume of pharma and […]

CAS sees cool-chain benefits from MIA expansion

Since Consolidated Aviation Services (CAS) doubled the size of its cool-chain facilities at Miami International Airport (MIA) in 2014, CAS said it has already seen a return on its US$2.5 million investment, with throughput climbing to 70,000 tonnes in the first nine months of 2015 – a 400 percent increase on its volumes before the […]

Brussels Airport creates cool-chain pharma transporter

Brussels Airport, the first airport to be certified with IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators – Pharmaceutical Handling (CEIV-Pharma), has invented and developed its own clever new cool-chain gadget: the airside pharma transporter. The refrigerated transporter – a trailer with an insulated cool box installed on top of it – was specifically designed for […]

Swissport Cargo Liège completes CEIV process

Joining its operation in neighboring Brussels Airport, cargo handler Swissport International has completed the validation process for IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) for Pharmaceuticals at Liège Airport. Swissport Cargo Liège is, after Swissport Cargo Brussels, the second Swissport Cargo station to successfully complete the CEIV-Pharma certification process. The program, which includes implementation […]

BRUcargo community forms new nonprofit

The cargo community at Brussels Airport has formed a new nonprofit organization, Air Cargo Belgium, to represent the air cargo industry and all the stakeholders at the airport. The new entity is to be led by the airport’s head of cargo, Steven Polmans. The airport, Polmans said, already has a BRUcargo Strategic Committee, which meets […]
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