Iata launches new certification for perishable industry
The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has launched a new industry certification - the "Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics" (CEIV Fresh) - to improve the handling and the transport by air of perishable products - "a growing market for air cargo", as Alexandre de Juniac (4th from left), Iata's director general and CEO, underlined at Iata's World Cargo Symposium in Singapore.
The airport authority in Hong Kong, home to the world’s busiest cargo airport, and Cathay Pacific, Cathay Pacific Services and Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals, were the first organisations to pilot the CEIV Fresh program taking a community approach to certification.
This unique community approach helps align the needs and responsibilities of all stakeholders involved in the handling of perishable goods. (ah)