Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, has been awarded IATA’s Centre of Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh) by the airline trade association.
It is the first Middle East airline to hold both IATA’s CEIV Fresh and CEIV Pharma certifications, and one of only two carriers around the world to be dual-certified.
Etihad Cargo’s FreshForward product provides an end-to-end temperature-controlled solution for fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, fish, meat and flowers flown across the freight carrier’s global network.
To gain CEIV certification, Etihad Cargo was required to meet global IATA standards and demonstrate numerous best practices while meeting stringent food safety management protocols.
Abdulla Mohamed Shadid, managing director cargo and logistics at Etihad Aviation Group, enthused: “Acquiring our second CEIV certification in a single year is a significant achievement for Etihad Cargo and underlines the product-specific quality of service we deliver across our global network.”
Furthermore, he added: “In line with our commitment to offer a diverse portfolio of industry-leading products to Etihad Cargo’s global customers, FreshForward is destined for further investment and growth.”