Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics aims for IATA CEIV Live Animals certification

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Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics has committed to work towards achieving IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Live Animals certification.

Ethiopian Airlines Group signed an CEIV Live Animals “Project Initiation” agreement at the IATA Focus Africa Conference hosted by Ethiopian Airlines Group on June 20.

The airline said the signing of the agreement is the first step in working with IATA to reach CEIV certification standard.

Ethiopian Airlines Group chief executive Mesfin Tasew said: “The agreement we are signing with IATA on CEIV Live Animals Certification Program ensures our commitment towards demonstrating quality services.

“We are positive that IATA CEIV Certification, a landmark in the transportation of live animals, will help us improve operation standards, quality management system, facility and infrastructure requirements.

“We would like to assure our customers that Ethiopian will continue to comply with the requirements of IATA that sets the industry’s policy and provides seamless aviation processes.”

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics services carries out the transportation of special cargo like medical products, live animals and perishable products.

In December 2021, Ethiopian Airlines received IATA’s CEIV Pharma certification as an airline and for ground handling.

Pharma certification for Ethiopian Airlines

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]