Cathay Pacific has become the first airline in the world to be awarded CEIV Fresh, IATA’s accreditation for perishable cargo handling.
The CEIV certificate aims to help organisations improve handling, and CEIV Fresh ensures quality assurance and works towards reducing spoilage and wastage.
Nick Careen, senior vice president, airport, passenger, cargo and security at IATA congratulates Cathay Pacific on becoming the first airline to achieve CEIV Fresh.
He says: “As an industry, we have a duty to ensure that global standards and best practices are in place to ensure perishable products are handled and transported to avoid increased product loss.”
Frosti Lau, general manager cargo service delivery at Cathay Pacific says: “Acquiring this new certification shows our commitment to continuous improvement in service quality and gives our customers the peace of mind in our special handling throughout the shipment journey.
“Along with other airport stakeholders in Hong Kong, including CPSL (Cathay Pacific Services Limited), this collaborative approach further boosts Hong Kong’s reputation as a key international gateway for the handling of perishable products.”