CAL Cargo Airlines is the first airline to be certified as IATA's Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) program.
With the airline getting its CEIV Pharma certification, the CAL Group is the first group to have a certified pharmaceutical logistics program throughout its logistics hub at Liege Airport.
The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) program was developed as a new initiative by IATA to help foster air cargo’s competitiveness in this growing segment.
CEIV Pharma assesses and validates cool-chain processes and provides training to guarantee that industry stakeholders comply with all applicable standards and regulatory requirements.
IATA created the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma), to help organizations and the entire air cargo supply chain to get on the right track to achieve pharmaceutical handling excellence.
The global pharmaceutical logistics market, valued at $72 billion in 2013, is the most regulated, expensive and fragile cargo business in the world today.
The new IATA’s CEIV on Pharmaceutical Handling will help airlines, handlers and forwarders to be compliant with international regulations and to get a share of this fast-growing and lucrative market.
The CEIV certification has improved the quality and integrity of CAL customer’s product and the industry as a whole." "We are excited about CAL’s commitment. With the CEIV Pharma program, IATA aims to work closely with industry and regulators to raise the bar and make air freight the mode of choice for the transportation of pharmaceutical products.
This will help companies demonstrate the quality of their services and capture new business," said Ronald Schaefer, Project Lead, IATA CEIV Pharma.