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Dallas Fort Worth airport gains CEIV Pharma

March 14, 2019 / aircargonews

Dallas Fort Worth airport (DFW) has been awarded IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma certification.The Texan hub, which handled around 911,000 tons of airfreight in 2018, is one of only two airports in North America to gain CEIV Pharma certification.The airport teamed up with four DFW community members as part of the CEIV Pharma programme: ground handler dnata Cargo USA, reefer trucker SCL Cold Chain, warehousing and distribution specialist B.I.G. Logistics and freight forwarder Expeditors.DFW’s logistics partners participated in the certification process that involved training, pre-validation assessment, audit and validation.“The collective efforts of our partners to earn the CEIV Community certification demonstrates DFW’s level of commitment to a world-class pharmaceutical handling operation that provides pharma manufacturers and shippers with confidence that their high-value products will be handled with quality, care and efficiency,” said John Ackerman, executive vice president of global strategy and development at DFW Airport.