dnata has been certified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) for its pharma and live animal handling processes at Brussels Airport.

Air services provider dnata opened its state-of-the-art cargo centre at Brussels Airport (BRU) in 2019, substantially increasing cargo capacity in the Benelux states. It also operates the Animal Care & Inspection Centre, a 2,000 m² facility for the handling of live animals at BRU.

Nathan De Valck, head of cargo product and network development at Brussels Airport, said: "We are very glad to add dnata to our local community of CEIV Pharma certified partners. As the first and largest airport community in the world with CEIV Pharma certified stakeholders, this certification of dnata further strengthens our position as the preferred EU pharma gateway and increases the guarantee of qualitative handling of time and temperature sensitive cargo throughout the entire air cargo chain."

The CEIV Pharma programme was created by IATA to provide a globally consistent and recognised pharmaceutical product handling certification that focuses on airfreight and temporary storage.

dnata has CEIV Pharma certification at its Amsterdam, Brussels, Dallas, Dubai, Singapore and Toronto cargo centres, as well as GDP certification at its Amsterdam, Brussels, Karachi, London, Manchester, Melbourne, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto and Zurich facilities.

IATA’s CEIV Live Animals Logistics establishes baseline standards to improve the level of competency, infrastructure and quality management in the handling and transportation of live animals across the supply chain.