CEIV-Fresh standard launched in Hong Kong for perishables quality

SINGAPORE — First it was pharmaceuticals. Next came live animals. This morning the International Air Transport Association (IATA) added yet another time and temperature-sensitive cargo category to its wildly successful Center of Excellence for Independent Validators program: Perishable goods. The new industry certification — the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics, a.k.a. "CEIV-Fresh" — is designed […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 12, 2019

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo gets re-certified for CEIV-Pharma

Here we go again. Three years ago, Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo (AF-KLM) became one of the first major airline groups to pass the then-new CEIV certification program IATA began offering for handling pharmaceutical products. Today, the carrier said it is now the first carrier to complete the re-certification process for its hub operations in Amsterdam and Paris, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 31, 2019

UPS throws weight behind setting blockchain standards for freight industry

UPS, and its subsidiary Coyote Logistics, have joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA), throwing their considerable weight behind the development of blockchain technology standards and education for the freight industry. Before blockchain becomes a standard industry tool, the logistics industry will have to adopt standards and protocols to enable blockchain platforms to operate together […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 7, 2017

Footing the bill: Who’s going to pay for our pricey standards?

BUDAPEST – Without unifying standards, airfreight will remain fragmented, leaving carriers, forwarders, ground handlers and everyone in between vulnerable to disruption – and shelling out big bucks to navigating multiple communications and tracking standards, according to speakers here at this year’s Air Cargo Handling Conference. “If we really want to move the industry forward, IATA […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 21, 2017

K+N first logistics firm to earn network-wide CEIV-Pharma cert

Kuehne + Nagel has become the first logistics provider to earn IATA’s CEIV certification for pharmaceuticals to cover its entire KN PharmaChain air network, which involves 86 locations worldwide. The certification, earned through IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceuticals (CEIV-Pharma) program, is an assurance that shipments of sensitive pharmaceuticals are handled with […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 1, 2017

Committed to raising our collective Cargo iQ

Recently, while speaking at the World Cargo Symposium in Berlin, IATA’s CEO Tony Tyler called for a further transformation in the airfreight industry, saying that quality of service should be its priority. Indeed, industry performance has been lackluster over the past few years. As global recessionary pressures reduced yields, shippers began seeking the shelter of […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • May 3, 2016

WCS 2016: Cargo 2000 rebrands as Cargo iQ

BERLIN — Cargo 2000, the 82-member IATA specialist interest group, has finally moved beyond the turn of the millennium and changed its name officially to Cargo iQ. The group also recently embarked on its new Smart Data Project, which will add 110 million lines of performance data annually, enabling Cargo iQ  members to further improve […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 17, 2016

WCS 2016: ICAO’s Dr. Liu projects notable air cargo growth through 2030

BERLIN — While the chief aim in the freight business is to move as much cargo as possible, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is in existence to make sure it’s done as safely as possible — and that is despite some notable growth in air cargo expected through 2030, said ICAO Secretary General, Dr. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 15, 2016