China Airlines gains IATA CEIV Pharma certification

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China Airlines Cargo has become the first carrier in Taiwan to be certified by the IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma).

Introducing CEIV certification started in 2018 in a bid to standardise service processes and promote Taiwan as a hub.

Eddy Liu, vice president of China Airlines Cargo Services says: “The construction of a more complete operating process and more professional personnel training standards will help ensure the quality and timeliness of pharmaceutical logistics. We are proud to have gain the first CEIV Pharma certification in Taiwan as it represents recognition of China Airlines continued improvements to the quality of cargo services.”

The airline says that temperature-controlled shipping containers introduced in 2013 have proved popular with customers, and that personnel experience, integration of ground and warehouse storage operations at Taoyuan International Airport and its central location for transhipments have boosted China Airlines’ competitiveness and profits.

China Airlines says that the CEIV certification means that pharma products can be transported to all global destinations that can be reached by wide-body jets.