Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo receive IATA CEIV Pharma certification

By Rachelle Harry

Atlas Air Worldwide’s subsidiary companies, Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, have both received IATA CEIV Phamra certification.

The certification confirms the carriers’ capability of handling temperature-sensitive pharma goods to IATA’s globally recognised standard.

The certificataion comes as the global rollout of Covid-19 vaccines continues.

Michael T. Steen, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Atlas Air Worldwide, commented: “Even as the Covid-19 pandemic has added unrelenting operational complexities to our business, our employees around the world are dedicated to meeting and exceeding our customers’ needs in transporting sensitive medical and pharmaceutical products.

“This CEIV Pharma certification reinforces the flexibility and reliability of our outstanding team, unrivaled portfolio of assets and scale of our global network.”

Lars Winkelbauer, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, added: “Polar’s CEIV Pharma certification affirms the company’s long-standing track record for successfully transporting temperature-sensitive goods like produce and other perishable commodities.

“I am immensely proud of the Polar team for achieving this industry-leading certification, underscoring our ability to maintain end-to-end temperature-controlled shipments across our network.”

Winkelbauer said: “With the increase in demand for cold-chain transportation tied to vaccines and the equipment needed for safe distribution, our customers can continue to rely on Polar’s expertise around the world.”

The carriers’ CEIV Pharma certification is valid until 2024.

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