Etihad Cargo receives IATA's CEIV Fresh award in Abu Dhabi
ETIHAD Cargo has become the second carrier to be awarded IATA's Centre of Excellence for Perishable Logistics, CEIV Fresh, in Abu Dhabi
ETIHAD Cargo has become the second carrier to be awarded IATA's Centre of Excellence for Perishable Logistics, CEIV Fresh, in Abu Dhabi.
The new award elevates the carrier as the first Middle East airline to hold both of IATA's CEIV Fresh and CEIV Pharma certifications, and one of the two carriers globally to claim this dual honour, reported the Emirates News Agency.
To secure the twin certifications within a frame of one calendar year, Etihad Cargo was required to meet global IATA standards, international requirements and best practices, as well as pass stringent food safety management protocols within Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point, HACCP, methodology.
Said Etihad cargo chief Abdulla Mohamed Shadid: 'In line with our commitment to offer a diverse portfolio of industry-leading customers, our FreshForward is destined for further investment and growth.'
Said IATA cargo chief Frederic Leger: 'Perishable goods is a growing market for air cargo. Ensuring that these delicate and short shelf-life products reach the customer unspoiled with minimal loss is essential.'
In addition to covering Etihad Cargo's airline operations, the CEIV's Fresh Certification also comprises cargo handling and warehousing at Abu Dhabi International Airport.