ANA becomes first airline in Japan to achieve CEIV Fresh

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) has become the first Japanese airline to achieve IATA’s CEIV Fresh certification as the country looks to increase exports of perishables.

The certificate shows that a company properly handles perishable food products and aims to reduce product damage and waste caused by environmental factors, such as temperature changes during handling and transportation.

ANA’s quality control system at Tokyo Haneda Airport, encompassing personnel, training, quality control and handling manuals for transporting perishable goods, was recognised by IATA, leading to certification.

“Delivering consistent and high quality to our customers across our operations is crucial to ANA’s core business values,” said Kenichi Wakiya, executive vice president of ANA and president of ANA Cargo.

“This recognition from IATA reaffirms ANA’s commitment to upholding high standards in handling, training and quality control of goods transportation. We remain committed to surpassing quality expectations and continuously improving our transportation processes.”

ANA said that Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has set a target to increase exports of agricultural, forestry and fishery products to Yen2trn in 2025 and yen5trn in 2030.

“The target requires selecting transportation operators who maintain freshness through a high-quality control system,” ANA said.

 “By elevating the quality of food transportation within the supply chain through lead-time reduction and temperature control, it is possible to contribute to the reduction of food loss.”

ANA was also the first Japanese airline to achieve IATA’s CEIV Pharma certification.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]