Air, Freight News

CEIV Pharma Certification for Edmonton International Airport

[ July 27, 2018   //   ]

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) will become the first airport community in Canada to pursue a certification in pharmaceutical logistics with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Because pharmaceutical products are often required urgently, they are frequently shipped by air. These products require a consistent and stable temperature in the supply chain, from the shipper to the end user. This is to ensure product integrity so that it remains safe for human consumption and in compliance with strict pharmaceutical regulations.

Achieving this certification will ensure our airport community meets the highest global standard for transporting pharmaceutical products by air. It is also a vital step in building the cargo connectivity of the Edmonton Metro Region to the rest of the world by providing the shippers with the confidence that our airport community can be a leader in handling and transporting temperature-sensitive products.

“Edmonton International Airport is excited to begin the CEIV Pharma Certification with IATA and our partners in air and ground freight,” said Tom Ruth, President and CEO of EIA. “With the emerging pharma and bio-pharma development and clustering we continue to see in our region, EIA and our key air cargo stakeholders are looking to continuously improve the quality of how pharma cargo is handled, while connecting our airport to the global pharmaceutical network.”