GTA dnata awarded IATA CEIV Pharma in Toronto

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GTA dnata has been certified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV) for its pharma handling processes and facilities in Toronto.

The joint-venture company in Canada is the first ground services provider to be awarded the certification for warehousing as well as ramp handling and ground transportation services in North America.

Mario D’Urso, chairman and CEO of GTA dnata says: “The CEIV Pharma certification is a significant milestone for us as it reaffirms our commitment to achieving excellence with regards to safety, security, compliance and efficiency in the handling of pharmaceutical products. Our teams invest a great deal of effort to safeguard the integrity of medical products, and this certification provides further assurance of the high quality of our services to our customers.”

dnata entered the Canadian market by establishing GTA dnata through the acquisition of a 50% stake in GTA Aviation’s cargo and ground handling operations at Toronto Pearson International Airport in 2016.

GTA dnata now provides ground handling and cargo services to 15 airlines, handling more than 24 daily flights and moving 148 tonnes of cargo a day.

To meet future demand, GTA dnata is increasing capacity by opening a 45,000 square foot warehouse in Toronto dedicated to the handling of temperature-sensitive freight, which will be operational in February 2019.