Dnata obtains IATA CEIV Fresh certification at Changi Airport

By Rachelle Harry

Ground handler dnata has obtained IATA’s CEIV Fresh certification at Singapore Changi Airport.

The certification confirms dnata’s capability of handling perishables – many of which are temperature-sensitive, including fresh fruits, meat, fish, dairy and flowers – to IATA’s globally recognised standard.

Sam Gould, dnata Singapore’s head of cargo, said: “There is an increasing demand for safe air transportation of temperature-sensitive goods. We constantly invest in infrastructure, training and process improvement to ensure that these delicate products reach the end-customer in perfect condition. IATA’s CEIV Fresh certification demonstrates the quality and reliability of our services, and supports Changi Airport’s positioning as the preferred cargo hub for time-, and temperature-sensitive shipments.”

Dnata said that to maintain its cold chain at Singapore Changi Airport, it uses a web-based monitoring system, two temperature-controlled cool dollies capable of storage between -25°C and 25°C, and a 1,400 sq m pharma and perishables handling centre that is capable of processing 75,000 tonnes of temperature-sensitive goods each year.

Dnata has also achieved IATA CEIV Pharma certification, ISO 9001:2015 certification for cargo handling services and been awarded Halal certification by Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (Muis) for a special storage room in its cool chain facility.

The ground handler works with around 300 airlines and offers ground handling, cargo and catering services at 126 airports in 19 countries.

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