Airfreight handler dnata has gained IATA CEIV certification for pharma and live animals at its Brussels Airport cargo facilities and Animal Care and Inspection Centre. It opened its cargo centre in 2019, substantially increasing capacity and has been also operating the Animal Care & Inspection Centre, a 2000sq m (21,525sq ft) facility with a team of 120 employees in the Belgian capital.
The CEIV Pharma program was created by IATA to provide a globally consistent and recognized pharmaceutical product handling certification that focuses on airfreight and temporary storage.
IATA global head of cargo, Brendan Sullivan, said: “The safe and efficient transportation of temperature sensitive Pharma products and live animals is a key priority for our industry. We congratulate dnata for achieving both CEIV Pharma and Live Animals certification at their Brussels hub. Shippers can enjoy additional reassurance that their facilities, equipment, operations and staff comply with all applicable standards, regulations and guidelines.”
Brussels Airport head of cargo product and network development, Nathan De Valck, added: “As the first and largest airport community in the world with CEIV Pharma certified stakeholders, this certification of dnata further strengthens our position as preferred EU pharma gateway and increases the guarantee of qualitative handling of time and temperature sensitive cargo throughout the entire air cargo chain.”