Global Airfreight gains IATA CEIV at Changi Airport

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Changi Airport

Global Airfreight International has been awarded IATA CEIV Pharma certification, adding to the companies who have gained the certificate in Singapore.

Six staff have completed essential modules of the International Air Transport Association Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (IATA CEIV) training programme including temperature-controlled cargo operations and audit, quality and risk management.

Global Airfreight International deputy chairman and senior managing director, William Chong says: “We are extremely proud to be CEIV Pharma certified by IATA. This is an important milestone for our healthcare, life Science and pharmaceutical vertical, following our successful attainment of the Good Distribution Practice certification by Health Sciences Authority of Singapore in 2016.”

Changi Airport Group (CAG) is supporting a community consisting of Singapore Airlines Cargo, dnata Singapore, Global Airfreight International, Expeditors Singapore, CEVA Logistics Singapore and Schenker Singapore to pursue IATA CEIV certification.

SATS Coolport, Singapore Airlines Cargo, Global Airfreight International, Bollore Logistics and Kuehne + Nagel have attended IATA CEIV.

CAG managing director airhub development, Lim Ching Kiat says: “Since we launched the pioneer group of companies to pursue certification, we are heartened by the progress and pleased that we are the first air cargo community in Asia Pacific to achieve an IATA CEIV certified supply chain.”

Pharmaceutical cargo grew seven per cent at Changi in 2016 and the airport is part of Pharma.Aero, an alliance founded by Brussels Airport and Miami International Airport committed to sharing best practices and market knowledge to improve pharmaceutical handling for the air cargo industry.