SIA Cargo Becomes First Airline in Asia-Pacific to Obtain IATA CEIV Pharma Certification
Singapore Airlines Cargo (SIA Cargo) is the first airline in Asia-Pacific to be awarded the IATA CEIV Pharma Certification. It helps to affirm the carrier’s capabilities in handling high value, time-sensitive and temperature-controlled pharmaceutical cargo.
“We are honoured to have been awarded the IATA CEIV Pharma Certification, which reinforces our commitment to our customers from the pharmaceutical sector to deliver the highest standards of care and professionalism in handling their time and temperature sensitive shipments. We are acutely aware of the important role that these shipments play in serving the broader community, and hope that this certification will give our ultimate customers additional assurance and comfort that these shipments, which are often life-saving, are in good hands,” said President of SIA Cargo, Mr. Chin Yau Seng.
“The Asia-Pacific freight market is the largest in the world, accounting for close to 40% of total global trade. Having SIA Cargo, one of the region’s largest operators, achieve CEIV Pharma Certification is a significant boost not only for the airline’s customers but also the region,” said Mr. Glyn Hughes, IATA Global Head of Cargo. “We congratulate them on their achievement and for taking the industry one step closer to having a global standard for transporting pharmaceuticals in place.”
Mr. Hughes added, “IATA has created CEIV Pharma to help airlines, handlers and forwarders to be compliant with international regulations and to create one global standard for transporting pharmaceuticals.”
As SIA Cargo manages the cargo capacity on passenger flights operated by Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Scoot, this award also means that the networks of all these airlines are now CEIV Pharma certified. SIA Cargo and Changi Airport Group are also members of Pharma.Aero, a global independent association which aims to foster collaboration between CEIV Pharma certified airport communities dedicated to developing and leading the handling of pharmaceutical products.