Etihad Cargo’s hat trick of CEIV certificates

By Damian Brett

Photo: Etihad Cargo

Etihad Cargo has been awarded IATA’s Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) for Live Animals, completing a hat trick of CEIV certifications.

The UAE national carrier is the first airline in the Middle East and third globally to hold IATA’s CEIV Live Animals, CEIV Fresh, and CEIV Pharma certifications.

The certification was awarded following an IATA-led assessment of Etihad Cargo services LiveAnimals, for animal transportation, and SkyStables, for equine transportation, as well as its logistics’ audit checklist to ensure compliance with standards, requirements, and Live Animals Regulations (LAR).

Martin Drew, senior vice president sales and cargo, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “The transportation of live animals requires specific conditions and the CEIV certification further underlines Etihad Cargo’s experience and committment to animal welfare and safe transportation. Etihad Cargo is proud to have secured certification for its LiveAnimals and SkyStables products. This recognition further endorses the industry-leading service we provide global customers.”

Brendan Sullivan, IATA’s global head of cargo, said: “Handling and transporting live animals is challenging. Each type of animal has its own specific requirements. Achieving CEIV Live Animals certification means Etihad Cargo’s customers can benefit from extra assurance that their precious cargo is in safe hands. We congratulate the airline on becoming the first in the Middle East to complete the suite of CEIV certifications – Pharma, Fresh and Live Animals.”

Etihad Cargo receives CEIV Fresh certification

Etihad gains first airline CEIV Pharma certification in the Middle East

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