Acclaimed for handling perishables, Cathay Pacific is announced as the world’s first IATA CEIV Fresh certified organisation
Cathay Pacific applauds its solely owned firm - Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) on becoming the world’s first organisation to be bestowed with globally recognised IATA (International Air Transport Association) CEIV (Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators) Fresh certification for perishable product handling.
Up scoring than Hong Kong Airport Authority, which also won the certification at the IATA World Cargo Symposium in terms of speed, consistency and efficiency in treatment and transportation of perishable goods, CPSL commits to work on becoming the world’s first airline to be CEIV Fresh certified, in May 2019.
Collaborating with the aviation industry stakeholders and regulators, IATA introduced CEIV with the aim of promoting handling excellence by the organisations involved in the air cargo industry.
Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal located in Hong Kong run by CPSL offers a wide range of logistical solutions to airfreight industries. Combining advanced tech with efficient efforts, CPSL has set a new standard of services by lowering flight time and faster collection of Cathay Pacific’s Fresh LIFT shipments.
Cathay Pacific Director Commercial and Cargo, Ronald Lam stated, “Congratulations to CPSL. IATA’s CEIV Fresh certification is an achievement that our airline aims to emulate in the near future. A collaborative approach among all stakeholders enables the airfreight community to provide meticulous care for fresh produce during transit. It will not only provide superior value to our customers but also contribute to the success of Hong Kong as a key international airfreight hub for perishables.”
Cathay Pacific is one of the world’s biggest international air cargo carriers, providing its services to 46 destinations along with managing cargo capacity on passenger flights operated by both Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon.