Air service provider dnata has been certified by IATA’s Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) for its pharma handling processes at its Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) cargo facility.
The building covers 37,000sq ft (3,437m²) and includes a 14,000sq ft (1,300m²) perishable handling facility, which is dedicated to cool-chain solutions to ensure that perishables such as pharmaceuticals, fruits, vegetables, fresh fish and seafood, meat and flowers maintain their freshness during the entire air transportation process.
The company says it has handled more than 500 tons of perishable cargo in Dallas in the past 12 months.
The CEIV Pharma programme was created by IATA to provide a globally consistent and recognised pharmaceutical product handling certification that focuses on airfreight and temporary storage. IATA says that the stringent standards set by CEIV Pharma and the rigorous assessments conducted either meet or exceed many of the current worldwide regulations.