Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT) based at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been awarded International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s Center of Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh) certification in September 2021.

This accreditation recognises AAT’s strong expertise, stringent training and excellent facilities in handling perishable cargo in accordance with global standards.

It enhances AAT service commitment and professionalism when handling temperature-sensitive shipments.

“There is increasing demand for the safe transportation of high-end perishables and pharmaceuticals by air. AAT is in the process of further enhancing their handling capabilities to capture these opportunities as part of Airport Authority Hong Kong’s initiative to develop HKIA into the world’s Perishables Hub,” a company release stated.

“AAT are investing in new cold chain facilities that will tie in well with certifications such as CEIV Fresh, CEIV Pharma and WHO GDP. These new facilities are specifically designed to ensure unbroken temperature control for cargo, from export acceptance to ramp release, and from the receipt of imports at the ramp to cargo delivery.”

“These new facility upgrades will be ready to serve the industry by 2022,” it read.

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