Qatar Airways Cargo has been awarded the International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification in pharma logistics, the company announced. CEIV Pharma is an industry-wide standard that addresses the segment’s need for more safety, security, compliance and efficiency.
The certification encompasses Qatar Airways Cargo’s operations, its quality management system and supplier management processes in Doha, Qatar’s capital city. The company also received the certification for its pharma handling and warehouse at Hamad International Airport in Qatar, along with its climate control center, which contains two temperature-controlled zones operating at both 2-8°C (35.6-46.4°F) and 15-25°C (59-77°F), with a capacity to hold up to 156 ULDs (unit load devices) at a time.
Alongside Kuehne+Nagel, the airline is currently part of the “1 million kilos” charitable initiative, in which they are donating air freight services to UNICEF to help combat Covid-19.