Swissport first cargo handler in Canada to be awarded CEIV Pharma certification

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Dec 10, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has awarded Swissport Cargo Services Montreal at Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport with the CEIV certification for particularly sensitive pharmaceutical logistics.

With this certification, Swissport International AG becomes the first air cargo handler in Canada to receive CEIV Pharma.

The CEIV Pharma standards guarantee air freight customers highest quality and temperature control standards for the transport of sensitive pharmaceutical products.

Montreal is a key cargo location for Swissport in Canada as the company saw a total turnover of some 27,000 tonnes in 2017 from this facility.

The facility features temperature-controlled storage areas for pharmaceuticals with a range of +15 to +25 and +2 to +8 degrees Celsius. Additionally, there is a special cooling unit for goods which require a constant temperature of -20 degrees Celsius.

Swissport’s Montreal warehouse is the company's seventh CEIV Pharma certified cargo facility.

In May 2018, IATA awarded Swissport at Basel’s EuroAirport with the CEIV Pharma certificate. Basel is a major international pharma hub and home to Switzerland`s most advanced cargo warehouse.

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