IATA launches CEIV Fresh certification for transporting perishables

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification, Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV) Fresh, to improve handling and transport by air of perishable products. The specific time and temperature requirements for food and plant products makes the handling and transporting of perishable products challenging. The CEIV Fresh programme meets these exacting requirements primarily based on IATA Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCR) which combine professional regulatory and operational input from industry and government experts.
“Perishable goods are a growing market for air cargo. Ensuring that these delicate and short shelf-life products reach the customer unspoiled with minimal waste and loss is essential. Shippers will have assurance that CEIV Fresh-certified companies are operating to the highest quality and standards in the transport of perishable products,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.