JFK animal facility ARK achieves CEIV Live Animals

By Damian Brett

Source: ARK

Animal reception terminal the ARK at New York JFK Airport has achieved IATA CEIV Live Animals certification.

The facility, which first opened its doors in 2017, said that CEIV Live Animals designation establishes baseline standards to improve the level of competency, infrastructure and quality management in the handling and transportation of live animals.

It is one of the first companies in the US to achieve the certification.

“The journey to becoming IATA CEIV Live Animals certified involves training and in-depth assessment and validation audits of the systems, procedures, and day-to-day operations that identifies areas of improvement and applies quality and risk management protocols to ensure the best quality service for live animal cargo,” the facility said.

“Within the air cargo industry, the accreditation enhances standardisation and professionalism, enforces compliance with the IATA Live Animal Regulations (LAR), elevates staff competency, and enables increased collaboration amongst stakeholders and certified trade lanes.”

Elizabeth Schuette, president and chief executive of The ARK at JFK, said: “The ARK is the first operation of its kind in the world and the second in the US to become CEIV Live Animals certified.

“While ARK leadership has been confident that its facility and operation provides superior accommodation and care for all animals transiting through JFK, the CEIV certification validates ARK’s efforts.”

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