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Etihad Cargo becomes member of Cool Chain Association and Pharma.Aero

ETIHAD Cargo has now joined the Cool Chain Association and Pharma

19 January 2020 - 19:00

ETIHAD Cargo has now joined the Cool Chain Association and Pharma.Aero, after becoming the first carrier in the Middle East region to earn CEIV certification at its pharma handling facilities.

Etihad Aviation Group's head of cargo operations Andre Blech said: 'Our memberships of the Cool Chain Association and Pharma.Aero are testament to the progress Etihad Cargo has made over the past 18 months as we continue to drive forward our ambition to provide reliable end-to-end air transportation for perishable and pharmaceutical shippers.'



CCA chairman and Cargolux's global product manager Stavros Evangelakakis commented: 'The CCA brings together industry leaders from across the cool chain to network, share insight, and trial new ideas.



'CCA members are focused on driving genuine change in the pharma and perishables cool chain with a focus on contributing to reducing waste and improving the lives of patients by ensuring transportation meets the requirements of the shipper, and Etihad will bring valuable insight and input from an airline perspective.'



Etihad Cargo representatives will be able to attend and participate in IATA's Live Animals and Perishables Board meetings as part of its Pharma.Aero membership, reported London's Air Cargo News.



Etihad Airways has also committed to a minimum target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050, and also halving its 2019 net emission levels by 2035.



Etihad Aviation Group chief executive Tony Douglas explained: 'The global focus on the environment and the urgency of reducing carbon emissions has never been greater.



'Etihad Aviation Group, together with its partners, is taking an active role in reducing the impact of aviation on the environment through initiatives ranging from optimised fuel management to sustainable financing practices.'


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