Carrier becomes the first airline in the Middle East and third globally to hold IATA’s triology
Etihad Cargo has been awarded IATA’s Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) for Live Animals.
The UAE national carrier is the first airline in the Middle East and third globally to hold IATA’s CEIV Live Animals, CEIV Fresh, and CEIV Pharma certifications.
The certification was awarded following an IATA-led assessment of Etihad Cargo’s dedicated LiveAnimals, for animal transportation, and SkyStables, for equine transportation, products, as well as its logistics’ audit checklist to ensure compliance with standards, requirements, and Live Animals Regulations (LAR).
“Etihad Cargo is proud to have secured certification for its LiveAnimals and SkyStables products. This recognition further endorses the industry-leading service we provide global customers,” remarked Martin Drew, Senior Vice President Sales & Cargo, Etihad Aviation Group.
The certification also enforces compliance with the IATA LAR, elevating staff competency through efficient and robust training programmes, and enabling increased collaboration among stakeholders and certified trade lanes.
“Achieving CEIV Live Animals certification means Etihad Cargo’s customers can benefit from extra assurance that their precious cargo is in safe hands,” observed Brendan Sullivan, IATA’s Global Head, Cargo. Etihad Cargo’s dedicated LiveAnimals and SkyStables products offer tailored solutions for transporting live animals, ranging from horses and household pets to global conservation projects, a press statement concluded.