SAS Cargo to achieve CEIV certification for three Scandinavia hubs
Jun 28, 2017: The leading Scandinavia air cargo carrier SAS Cargo is currently undergoing the IATA CEIV validation process to offer robust solutions that ensure the quality and integrity of temperature-sensitive products across its entire transport chain. In all three major hubs in Scandinavia, SAS Cargo is investing in cooling and controlled room temperature facilities to meet the IATA standards for becoming fully CEIV certified and thereby meeting the highest standards demanded by the pharmaceutical industry.
“The IATA CEIV certification includes procedure training of staff at all stations, an upgrade of all facilities as well as quality management. In addition to making sure our services meet global regulations, we are launching a new pharma product which is developed to offer our customers the ideal environment for handling temperature-sensitive cargo across the entire supply chain in a safe and secure manner,” said Erling Kirkeby, head of handling & quality management, SAS Cargo.
SAS Cargo, including the first hub – Oslo – expects to be certified this summer and the other major hubs – Copenhagen and Stockholm to follow later.
SAS Cargo its head office right in the middle of one of Europe’s strongest life science cluster – Medicon Valley – the safe transportation of pharmaceutical products has always been the top priority.
The new pharma product, SAS Pharma Cargo, offers an additional feature to the pharma shipment, allowing the customer full transparency through the SAS Cargo active GPS monitors. This active tracking device enables SAS Cargo to monitor the shipment; assuring accurate temperature is kept to safeguard correct handling. Alarms will be triggered in case of any temperature deviations.
“The Pharmaceutical industry rightly expects high standards and performance when transporting their temperature sensitive goods. We intend to add real value to the needs of the industry. The CEIV certification confirms SAS Cargo’s commitment to continue to develop and offer the highest possible standards to our customers”, says Leif Rasmussen, president and CEO, SAS Cargo.