Air Canada Cargo becomes first to achieve CEIV Live Animals classification
CANADIAN flag carrier Air Canada Cargo has become the first airline to receive IATA's new CEIV Live Animals certification, reports London's Air Cargo News
12 August 2018 - 19:06
'This certification reinforces that Air Canada Cargo is operating to the highest standards in the transport of live animals, be it exotic species or household pets,' the Montreal-based airline said.
The company received the certificate after successfully completing the pilot programme, which was launched in April. 'This certification reinforces that Air Canada Cargo is operating to the highest standards in the transport of live animals, be it exotic species or household pets,' the airline said.
The Live Animals certification is the second CEIV programme launched by the airline group, following on from Pharma.
Said Air Canada vice president Tim Strauss: 'Air Canada Cargo is a trusted carrier for thousands of animal shippers worldwide and has always complied with the IATA Live Animal Regulations.
'We expertly handle complex shipments, from rescued dogs, livestock, endangered animals travelling between zoos for conversation efforts and of course family pets,' he said.
'We are honoured to have been selected to participate in the CEIV Live Certification pilot and are proud of the team at Air Canada Cargo for achieving the industry's first ever certification, which reinforces our position as an industry leader.
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