Turkish Cargo, the air cargo brand flying to the most countries around the world, with continuously prospering operations, has become the first cargo airline to concurrently achieve all three ‘CEIV Pharma, CEIV Fresh, and CEIV Live Animals’ certifications, under the IATA CEIV (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators) program.
With the sheer objective of raising the bar in performance and operations related to the transport of special cargo, and ensuring compliance to the highest standards with seeking continuous improvement, Turkish Cargo became a proud holder of the CEIV special badges which represent its approach and capabilities based on excellence in handling pharmaceutical cargo, perishables and live animals at its facilities and on its flight.
“We are passing through the days pointing how vital the air cargo industry is for trade across the world as well as transportation. We really make much of the IATA CEIV certificates that prove that we meet the international standards at our special cargo operations, during such a vulnerable and critical period,” Turkish Airlines Chief Cargo Officer Turhan Özen expressed.
The certifications, which are valid for a three-year period, comes after the carrier satisfied the requirements in the wake of the training, assessment and validation processes created by the International Air Transport Association( IATA).
“Turkish Cargo deserves to be praised for becoming not only the world’s first air cargo airline to concurrently hold all three CEIV certificates, but also the first air cargo airline in Europe to have obtained the CEIV Live Animals certificate. The air cargo industry now enters a period whereby the vulnerability at the special cargo services is augmented, and the CEIV program intends to ensure that the sensitive cargo is transported and delivered at the highest standards, meticulously and punctiliously, as much as possible,” Global Head of Cargo at IATA Glyn Hughes commented.