MAB Kargo aims to be first Malaysian airline to achieve CEIV Pharma
23 / 05 / 2018
MAB Kargo has announced plans to obtain IATA’s CEIV Pharma certification as it hopes to become the first airline and cargo terminal operator in Malaysia to embark on the process.
The carrier said it hoped to complete the certification process in around six months. It will undergo training, as well as an assessment of facilities and processes by independent, IATA-certified auditors.
MAB Kargo acting chief executive Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi said: “We see great potential in pursuing the certification. Moving temperature-sensitive, high-value pharmaceutical cargo can be challenging due to the multiple requirements and processes needed to cater for such shipments.
"Moving forward, [with our] dedicated cold chain handling service, [MH Centigrade] that is supplemented by a cargo partner, Envirotainer, MAB Kargo will be well-positioned to be the leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology cargo hub in Southeast Asia."
IATA Asia Pacific regional vice president Conrad Clifford said: "The shipping of pharmaceutical products is the fastest growing segment in the air freight industry. Given the sensitive nature of the products, it is necessary to establish global time and temperature standards and best practices to ensure the integrity of pharmaceutical products are not compromised when they are shipped by air."
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