LATAM Cargo was recently awarded CEIV Pharma certification for its handling service in Miami by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This comes after LATAM became the first airline in the Americas to obtain the Center of Excellence of Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma certification last year.
LATAM said the achievement is the result of a joint and coordinated effort of different departments across the company –Product Management, Operations, Quality, HR, Infrastructure and Procurement, among others – and ensures its commitment to become the industry’s air freight of choice for the transportation of pharmaceutical products, guaranteeing all its processes adhere to the most stringent international standards.
“For LATAM Cargo, the value of this certification lies in our commitment to the transportation of medicines and vaccines. This recognition encourages us to continue improving our processes at each station, adopting global quality standards to guarantee that all our sensitive shipments will reach their destination in perfect condition,” says project manager Rodolfo Marre.
On behalf of IATA its SVP Airports, Passenger, Cargo and Security, Nick Careen, commented: “Congratulations to LATAM Cargo for their CEIV Pharma certification at MIA, which is only awarded to companies who undergo a rigorous independent audit of their facilities and procedures as well as a robust training to elevate staff competencies.
“CEIV Pharma certification will give LATAM Cargo’s clients confidence that their time and temperature-sensitive goods will be handled to the highest quality standards.”