Friday, June 21, 2024

Saudia Cargo secures IATA’s CEIV pharma certificate

Saudia Cargo, the leading air cargo carrier in Saudi Arabia, celebrates a significant accomplishment, receiving the esteemed Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This success demonstrates Saudia Cargo’s commitment to excellence and innovation in pharmaceutical transportation. The IATA’s CEIV is a universally recognized standard within […]

Poste Air Cargo appointed IATA CEIV certified

Poste Air Cargo has increased its portfolio of certifications, adding an additional quality standard. On October the 12th, it was appointed IATA CEIV certified, proving full compliance with the aviation worldwide quality standard to transport pharmaceutical products. Read more: Poste Air Cargo expands network and takes off for Tel Aviv The IATA CEIV certification assures […]

What’s the process behind gaining the CEIV?

Marc Claesen, senior vice president commercial EMEAA, Worldwide Flight Services explains the process behind gaining the CEIV and GDP certifications. WFS recently gained both CEIV and GDP certification at their Madrid facility. “GDP certifications demonstrate WFS’ ability to meet the temperature control and product integrity requirements of the pharmaceutical industry. This is very important for […]

To CEIV or not to CEIV?

Andrea Gruber, head of special cargo, IATA spoke to ACW about the ins and outs of their Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) programme, which was launched back in 2014. CEIV is available to train, guide and support industry stakeholders in Pharma, Fresh and Live Animals. ACW: What are the benefits of being CEIV […]

dnata opens Dallas Fort Worth’s first perishable cargo facility

Dnata has officially opened its 37,000 square foot cargo centre that includes the only dedicated cool-chain perishable cargo facility at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Developed as part of its agreement with AirLogistix USA, which it acquired last year, dnata opened the facility in cooperation with the Dallas Airport Authority, costing $3 million and creating […]

Bollore becomes first company in Korea to gain IATA CEIV Pharma

Bollore Logistics Korea has become the first transport and logistics company in South Korea to achieve IATA CEIV Pharma certification. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) is a globally recognised and standardised certificate for healthcare airfreight shipments, ensuring proper handling of pharmaceutical products requiring […]

Delta Cargo brings Pharma 4 to eight more destinations

Delta Cargo is making its Pharma 4 programme available at an additional eight destinations across its network, bringing the total to 49 stations. The airline has added Bogota, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Sydney, Sao Paolo, Frankfurt and Seoul, in addition to nine approved facilities across Europe that the airline operates in conjunction with its partners. […]

Delta Cargo expands IATA CEIV network across Europe

Delta Cargo has expanded its IATA CEIV network across Europe with the addition of Dusseldorf Airport, operating the facilities in conjunction with Air France KLM. The airline has 50 pharma approved stations around the global with seven International Air Transport Assocation Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (IATA CEIV) approved facilities all connected to Delta’s […]

DHL Global Forwarding receives IATA CEIV at seven US airports

DHL Global Forwarding has certified seven of its airfreight stations in the USA to International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) in Pharmaceutical Logistics standards. DHL began the certification process of its global stations to IATA CEIV Pharma standard in the third quarter of 2016. Following independent audits by third […]

Swiss WorldCargo remains GDP compliant at Zurich Airport hub

Swiss WorldCargo has renewed its GDP compliance for handling pharmaceutical products at its Zurich Airport hub, and says this further strengthens its network of quality corridors. Swissmedic, the Swiss authority responsible for the authorisation and supervision of therapeutic products, renewed the Cargologic handling facilities’ GDP compliance certification in September 2017. Swiss WorldCargo’s ground handling partner […]

Advisory group and validation among projects for Pharma.Aero

Pharma.Aero is to focus on projects amongst its members to improve services including a shippers advisory group and a validation programme. The organisation was founded by Miami International Airport and Brussels Airport as a platform to foster strong collaboration amongst members including airport communities, pharma shippers and other pharma logistics stakeholders. Five projects are being […]

Air & Sea Cargo Americas: Industry flies to Miami to talk about cargo

Top executives from the aviation, maritime and logistics industries will return to Miami for the Air & Sea Cargo Americas conference held from 1 – 3 November 2017. The Miami Airport & Convention Center will welcome top decision makers who will exchange views and experiences to enhance cargo growth across in the Western Hemisphere. The […]

AirBridgeCargo gains Envirotainer QEP accreditation

AirBridgeCargo Airlines Boeing 747F

AirBridgeCargo (ABC) Airlines has further enhanced pharma services by gaining Envirotainer QEP accreditation at its global hub at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport and in Dallas. Envirotainer created its Qualified Envirotainer Provider Training and Quality Program (QEP) to recognise transport service providers which demonstrate their ability to properly manage Envirotainer container shipments in accordance with Good Distribution […]

DFW facility upgrades to benefit Americas-Asia trade

Routes between the Americas and Asia are expected to benefit from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) upgrading cool chain facilities, vice president of airline relations Milton De La Paz tells Air Cargo Week. The new facility is on track to open late this summer and there has been a lot of interest from freight […]

AirBridgeCargo grows 16% driven by demand in Asia Pacific

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) continues to grow strongly with a 16 per cent increase in volumes in the first half of 2017 to 335,000 tonnes, with Asia Pacific driving demand. The airline has doubled its online network in Asia Pacific in the last two years to 12 destinations, with flights to Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Hanoi, Phnom […]

DHL gains IATA CEIV approval for Frankfurt and Hamburg stations

DHL Global Forwarding’s stations in Frankfurt and Hamburg have gained IATA CEIV Pharma certification, following approval in Leipzig in April 2017. DHL started to certify its global stations according to International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) in Pharmaceutical Logistics in the third quarter of 2016, with around 30 locations […]

Amerijet presented with IATA CEIV Pharma certificate

Amerijet International Airlines has been presented with its IATA CEIV Pharma certificate in a ceremony at Miami International Airport. Miami is the only North American airport to be designated a pharma freight hub by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), having organised nine of its logistics providers to undergo the Center of Excellence for Independent […]

Delta Cargo gains approval to use Envirotainer RAP e2 containers

Delta Cargo has been given approval to use Envirotainer RAP e2 containers on domestic and international widebody aircraft services. The airlines says the container is ideal for shipments requiring strict temperature control between +0C and +20C, and follows the news that Delta Cargo has been awarded International Air Transport Association Center of Excellence for Independent […]

Amerijet becomes first all-cargo airline in the US to earn IATA CEIV

Amerijet partners with SmartKargo

Amerijet International Airlines has become the first all-cargo airline to earn IATA CEIV Pharma certification, receiving the certificate on 27 June. The airline has invested heavily in technology, infrastructure and processes over the last few years to ensure safe handling and transportation of high-value and temperature sensitive cargo. The airline transports over 136 million kilogrammes […]

Delta Cargo gains IATA CEIV Pharma certification

Delta Cargo has become the first global carrier based in the USA to gain IATA CEIV Pharma Logistics certification. The International Air Transport Association Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (IATA CEIV) certification was awarded to the company at the headquarters level and at its Atlanta hub. Delta has created the first trans-Atlantic network connecting […]

HKIA celebrates “fruitful” year with record cargo volumes

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has retained its position as the busiest cargo airport for the seventh consecutive year as it celebrates a “fruitful” 2016/17 fiscal year. Cargo volumes grew 6.7 per cent to 4.6 million tonnes, an all time high, and passenger numbers and flight movements also broke all time records. Revenue increased 2.4 […]

DHL expands temperature controlled facilities at Brussels Airport

DHL Global Forwarding Belgium has expanded its Brussels Airport facility, with the temperature controlled area growing to 5,300 square metre area. The temperature controlled warehouse area now has 2,700 pallet positions spilt over three temperature zones, the largest for goods to be handled between 15-25C. DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) Belgium is the first station worldwide […]

Operational excellence the focus for Delta Cargo

2017 is set to be a year of growth following a year of reconstruction in 2016, Delta Cargo president Gareth Joyce tells Air Cargo Week. He says the intention is to create a clear strategy to grow the business in these challenging times, focusing on what he describes as “operational excellence”. Delta is also aiming […]

Premium cargo to remain key growth driver at Changi

Premium cargo including e-commerce and pharmaceuticals are expected to remain the key drivers of growth at Changi Airport, managing director air hub development, Lim Ching Kiat (pictured below) tells Air Cargo Week. The airport saw strong growth in 2016, hitting 1.97 million tonnes with volumes increasing 6.3 per cent, with improvements from all areas, with […]

Shippers demand transparency for pharma

Shippers are demanding more transparency in pharmaceutical cargo, meaning forwarders are using specialist handling codes, Schiphol Cargo director business development, Ferry van der Ent (pictured) tells Air Cargo Week (ACW). He says it was common for forwarders to book pharma as general cargo in the past but they are having to use specialist handling codes […]

DHL Global Forwarding gains IATA CEIV at Leipzig hub

DHL Global Forwarding

DHL Global Forwarding has gained IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma certification at Leipzig Halle Airport. It started certifying stations in the third quarter of 2016 and the DHL Air Thermonet station in Leipzig received the label following independent third party audits and staff training. The Leipzig station consists of 2,760 square […]

AA Cargo connects Philadelphia and San Juan with widebody flights

American Airlines Cargo has started daily widebody flights between San Juan Luis Munoz Marin Airport and Philadelphia International Airport, connecting the two important pharma hubs. The daily Airbus A330-200 is an addition to the two narrowbody flights in operation, connecting Puerto Rico, a global hotspot for pharmaceutical manufacturing with 12 of the world’s top 20 […]

Rio on the recovery path after 12 months of turbulence

RIOgaleão Cargo is expecting a slight recovery of airfreight imports in 2017 driven by returning consumer confidence and a recovery of the O&G market in the second half of 2017, Air Cargo Week editor, Justin Burns writes. The cargo operator at Rio’s Tom Jobim International Airport (GIG) had a challenging 2016, due to the unprecedented […]

Grunenthal picks Kuehne + Nagel for global transportation

Kuehne + Nagel is to provide pharmaceutical research company Grunenthal with land, air and sea transportation for its highly sensitive products. The two companies will work together to develop a product tailored to the requirements of Grunenthal Group with KN PharmaChain as its core element. Kuehne + Nagel was the first logistics provider to receive […]

Bollore Logistics gains IATA CEIV in Singapore

Bollore Logistics Singapore has gained International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) at its platform in the Airport Logistics Park. The company aims to gain certification on other sites in Asia-Pacific, including Australia, Hong Kong and Japan, and says the certificate shows it is committed to the highest quality standards […]