Etihad Cargo renews Cargo iQ certification
22 / 03 / 2022
By Rebecca Jeffrey
Photo: Etihad Cargo
Etihad Cargo has successfully renewed its Cargo iQ certification in accordance with Cargo iQ Standards for quality management.
Following an audit on the UAE national carrier’s compliance with the Cargo iQ airline member requirements conducted by independent auditor SGS, Etihad Cargo achieved Cargo iQ recertification for its global network.
Etihad Cargo was awarded two supplementary stars to recognise the carrier’s performance in the “Corporate Social Responsibility” and “Innovative Spirit” categories.
Thomas Schürmann, head of cargo operations and delivery at Etihad Cargo, said: “Etihad Cargo is proud to have been re-certified by Cargo iQ and that Etihad Cargo’s products, services, operations, as well as the delivery of its promise and commitment to customers and the market, are in line with the Cargo iQ airline member requirements.”
Cargo iQ is an IATA interest group with the mission of creating and implementing quality standards for the worldwide air cargo industry.
Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) has also been awarded IATA CEIV Pharma certification for the Air France and KLM airline processes and its Charles de Gaulle and Schiphol hub operations for the third time.
This assures pharmaceutical companies of reliable transportation of temperature-controlled and time-sensitive products.
In 2016, AFKLMP Cargo was the first airline group to be CEIV Pharma certified.
Adriaan den Heijer, executive vice president of Air France KLM Cargo and managing director of Martinair, said: “The pharmaceutical segment forms a strategic part of our business in which we continuously invest. The IATA CEIV Pharma recertification demonstrates once again that we have the right expertise, processes and facilities in place. We will make additional investments this year in our facilities, (digital) services and people to further strengthen our proposition for our pharmaceutical customers.”
Cargo iQ has recently made key updates to its Quality Management System (QMS), adding a Visibility Maps function and new milestones to its Route Map Planning.