Qatar Cargo scoops IATA perishables standard to complete the set
13 / 06 / 2023
Photo: Qatar Airways Cargo
Qatar Airways Cargo and ground handler Qatar Aviation Services (QAS) Cargo have achieved the IATA CEIV certificate for perishables – with the airline becoming the first to achieve all of IATA’s CEIV standards.
The carrier said that the IATA CEIV Fresh standard encompasses the entire supply chain, including both operational and technical aspects, ensuring that perishable goods maintain their freshness, quality, and integrity throughout the transportation process.
Qatar Cargo said that the achievement meant that it, along with its Doha handler, were the first airline and handler to have attained the complete suite of IATA CEIV certifications – CEIV Fresh, CEIV Lithium Batteries, CEIV Live Animals and CEIV Pharma.
QAS also last week announced it had achieved IATA’s environmental management system certification – the IATA Environmental Assessment programme (IEnvA).
Guillaume Halleux, chief officer cargo at Qatar Airways, said: “Qatar Airways Cargo and QAS Cargo’s achievement of the IATA CEIV Fresh certification reflects our pursuit for excellence and our unwavering commitment to our customers, keeping them always at the heart of everything we do.
“Being the first and only airline worldwide along with our GHA to achieve the complete suite of IATA CEIV certifications is a testament to our dedication and hard work to delivering the highest standards of quality and reliability in air cargo transportation.”
The airline added: “CEIV Fresh certification demonstrates Qatar Airways Cargo’s sustained commitment to the highest standards when handling and transporting perishable goods.
“This is achieved through quality and risk management, trainings for staff handling the transport of perishables, transparent and open communication as well as collaboration with its partners and stakeholders.”