Qatar Airways Cargo carries chicks with new partnership

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Photo: Qatar Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo and broiler breeding stock supplier Aviagen have begun a partnership marked by an international shipment of day-old chicks. 

Aviagen’s shipment of day-old chicks from Copenhagen in Denmark, transited through Qatar Airways Cargo’s specialised climate control centre in Doha, said Qatar in a LinkedIn post.

This first shipment launches Copenhagen as a new trade route to transport Aviagen’s chicks hatched at Baekke to locations all around the world.

Qatar Airways Cargo’s IATA CEIV Live-certified Next Generation Live Animals service includes a dedicated day-old chick process that has been fine-tuned to ensure minimum transit exposure, attentive handling, proper hydration, and optimum temperatures.

Qatar Airways Cargo senior manager cargo climate control products Miguel Rodríguez said: “Aviagen is an important customer, and we are committed to delivering on the specific requirements of transporting day-old chicks. With our extensive network and fleet of belly-hold flights and freighters connecting out of the state-of-the-art climate control centre at our Doha hub, we are able to provide seamless global transport for these precious animals, contributing to the sustainability goals to end hunger and provide communities with safe food supplies.”

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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]