Saudia Cargo Commits to Safe and Reliable Pharma Transportation with CEIV Pharma Certification

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Saudia Cargo has received IATA’s Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma certification for the transport and handling of pharma shipments.
The cargo carrier announced last September that it would work with IATA to gain its CEIV Pharma certification.
The certification follows Saudia Cargo’s focus on global healthcare logistics and serving the expanding Middle East pharmaceutical market through the transportation of medicines and vaccines during recent years.
CEIV Pharma is designed to ensure that facilities, equipment, operations, and personnel meet the standards, regulations, and guidelines that pharmaceutical manufacturers require. The aim is to enhance industry knowledge and establish a consistent global standard.
Teddy Zebitz, chief executive of Saudia Cargo, stated: “We are proud to have obtained the CEIV Pharma accreditation. Since we’ve seen a significant increase in pharmaceutical shipments over the past four years, we’ve made the firm commitment to facilitate the leasing of the best temperature-controlled packaging options and unrivaled knowledge to guarantee secure and dependable pharmaceutical transportation in the rapidly expanding Middle East market.
“We’re focused on upholding the greatest levels of excellence, security, and safety in pharmaceutical logistics, highlighting our unique position in defending humanity with our offerings.”
Aymen Osilan, executive director at Saudia Cargo, added: “Saudia Cargo was vital in aiding in the distribution of vaccinations and other necessities during and post-pandemic, working to uphold the highest standards of quality while doing so both domestically and internationally.
“Around a year ago, we started the certification process with IATA for CEIV Pharma, and now, after a year of laborious efforts, strengthening Saudia Cargo’s position as a trusted provider for spearheading air cargo solutions in the industry.
“Receiving the IATA CEIV Pharma accreditation is a testament to our team’s dedication to excellence and work ethics commitment to offering our clients and business partners the best possible services in pharmaceutical logistics.”
Additionally, Saudia Cargo is further strengthening its pharmaceutical transport services by collaborating with stakeholders in the pharmaceutical industry. These include Pharma Aero, Envirotainer, DoKaSch, CSafe, va-Q-tec, SkyCell, and Tower Cold Chain.