CEIV Fresh for Alha in Milan and Rome

The Alha team received the CEIV Fresh certification in Milan

Italian air cargo services group Alha has received IATA CEIV Fresh certification for its Milan Malpensa and Rome Fiumicino airport centres. It already holds CEIV Pharma certification throughout its network in Italy.

Lorenzo Schettini, chief executive of Alha Group, said: “Air transport of perishable goods is experiencing continuous and progressive growth, a development that we see as an opportunity.

“We have invested heavily over the years through continuous updating and renewal of our Malpensa and Fiumicino facilities, with a particular focus on temperature control and maximum reduction in management times, particularly important aspects, be it perishable goods or pharmaceutical products.”

The ALHA Fresh Centres – 4,000 sq metres in Milan Malpensa and 1,000 sq metres in Rome Fiumicino – have seen investment in “significant technological innovations, in particular in the area of ​​temperature mapping and analysis of operational performance,” he added.

During 2018, the Alha Group managed around 30,000 tons of perishable products and 7,500 tons of pharmaceutical products, up 12% on the previous year.

The IATA CEIV Fresh certificate was presented by Andrea Gruber, IATA special cargo manager. The IATA CEIVs (Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators) are standardised global certification programmes that recognise excellence in the transportation and handling of special cargo products worldwide.

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