GTA dnata, dnata’s joint-venture company in Canada, has been certified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) for its pharma handling processes and facilities in Toronto.
GTA dnata is the first ground services provider to be awarded the prestigious certification for warehousing as well as ramp handling and ground transportation services in North America.
The news comes shortly after Etihad was recognised as the first company in the GCC Region to attain certification.
The CEIV Pharma program was created by IATA to provide a globally consistent and recognized pharmaceutical product handling certification that focuses on airfreight and temporary storage.
The stringent standards set by CEIV Pharma and the rigorous assessments conducted either meet or exceed many of the current worldwide regulations.
Mario D’Urso, Chairman & CEO of GTA dnata, said: “The CEIV Pharma certification is a significant milestone for us as it reaffirms our commitment to achieving excellence with regards to safety, security, compliance and efficiency in the handling of pharmaceutical products.
“Our teams invest a great deal of effort to safeguard the integrity of medical products, and this certification provides further assurance of the high quality of our services to our customers.”
dnata entered the Canadian market by establishing GTA dnata through the acquisition of a 50% stake in GTA Aviation’s cargo and ground handling operations at Toronto Pearson International Airport in 2016.
GTA dnata now provides ground handling and cargo services to a total of 15 airlines in Toronto, handling more than 24 daily flights, assisting 4,800 passengers and moving 148 tons of cargo every day.
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