Swissport becomes the first air cargo handler in Canada with CEIV Pharma

07 / 12 / 2018

Swissport has added Montreal’s Pierre Elliot Trudeau airport to its network of CEIV Pharma certified cargo warehouses, the first air cargo handler to do so in Canada.

The CEIV Pharma standards guarantee airfreight customers highest quality and temperature control standards for the transport of sensitive pharmaceutical products.

“We are very pleased to receive the IATA certification for our facility in Montreal," said Nils Knudsen, chief commercial officer of Swissport International, adding: “The formal recognition by IATA reflects our strategic commitment to superior air cargo handling services.”

With annual growth rates of nearly ten percent and a total turnover of some 27,000 tonnes in 2017, Montreal is a key cargo location for Swissport in Canada.

The facility features temperature-controlled storage areas for pharmaceuticals with a range of +15 to +25 and +2 to +8 degrees Celsius. Additionally, there is a special cooling unit for goods which require a constant temperature of -20 degrees Celsius.

Swissport's Montreal warehouse is the company's seventh CEIV Pharma certified cargo facility. In May 2018, IATA awarded Swissport at Basel's EuroAirport with the CEIV Pharma certificate. Basel is a major international pharma hub and home to Switzerland's most advanced cargo warehouse.

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