Delta Cargo awarded IATA’s CEIV Pharma certification

Delta Cargo has been awarded IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma and is the first US Global carrier to receive this certification. 
It was awarded to the airline at the headquarters level and at Delta’s largest cargo operation, located in Atlanta. 
Said an airline spokesperson: "With this certification, Delta has created the first CEIV Pharma trans-Atlantic network connecting Atlanta with other existing CEIV Pharma certified partners, stations and handlers in Amsterdam, Brussels, Milan, Paris and Rome."
Gareth Joyce, president-cargo and senior vice president airport customer service at Delta, said: “The safe and efficient transportation of pharma products for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry is a key priority for us, as is the health and safety of patients who depend on them. 
“Delta has made significant investments in the ensuring that our facilities, equipment, operations and staff comply with all applicable standards, regulations and guidelines expected from pharmaceutical manufacturers.”
The airline said that the CEIV Pharma certification also provides "significant opportunities" with joint venture partner Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, which is also CEIV Pharma certified, to transport pharma products across their networks, creating a global trade lane.
Joyce continued: “This award really opens up our flights across the globe to the Pharma industry which can now rely on Delta, Air France and KLM for their speed, consistency and efficiency in delivering high-value, time-sensitive, temperature-controlled products right across the network.”
Nick Careen, IATA’s vice president airport, passenger, cargo and security, said: ”The North American freight market is the third largest in the world, accounting for over 20% of total global trade.
"Having Delta Cargo, one of the region’s largest operators, achieve CEIV Pharma Certification is a boost not only for the airline’s customers, who can be confident that their life-saving and temperature sensitive products will be delivered in impeccable condition, but also the region."
Gareth Joyce will feature as the main interviewee in the August edition of Air Cargo News.

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