HACTL gains CEIV Pharma certification


Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has gained the International Air Transport Association CEIV Pharma certificate – becoming the first cargo handler in Hong Kong to obtain the certification.

Hactl’s certification is the result of an initiative sponsored by Hong Kong Airport Authority, in which all relevant industry players at the airport will undergo validation for the IATA CEIV Pharma standard.

The validation report praised Hactl’s preparations for the audit process, the helpful attitudes of its staff, and its total cooperation.

IATA’s general manager for Hong Kong and Macau, Yvonne Ho says: “I congratulate Hactl on being the first to receive CEIV certification in Hong Kong.  In doing so, Hactl has achieved an internationally recognized standard for pharmaceutical handling.”

Hactl’s senior manager for quality assurance, Benny Siu says: “We are very pleased with the positive outcome of the IATA CEIV Pharma Validation, and value the cross-departmental team effort that resulted in Hactl becoming the first to obtain this important certification.”

Hactl chief executive, Mark Whitehead adds: “We applaud the Airport Authority’s initiative in sponsoring this drive to adopt IATA CEIV Pharma in Hong Kong. It’s an excellent example of what can be achieved through collaboration, and will benefit the entire airport cargo community and its customers.”