dnata gains IATA’s CEIV Pharma certification at its new Dallas facility

posted on 14th March 2019 by Justin Burns

Dubai-headquartered dnata has been certified by IATA’s CEIV Pharma for its pharma handling processes at its new, state-of-the-art cargo facility in Dallas.

The prestigious accreditation demonstrates dnata’s capability to move pharma products under the strictest standards. dnata opened its 37,000 square feet cargo centre at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in November 2017.

The centre includes a 14,000 square feet perishable handling facility, which is dedicated to innovative cool-chain solutions with experienced staff to ensure that perishables such as pharmaceuticals, fruits, vegetables, fresh fish and seafood, meat and flowers maintain their freshness during the entire air transportation process.

In the past 12 months dnata handled over 500 tonnes of perishable cargo in Dallas.

dnata said it constantly invests into cutting-edge pharma handling technologies globally, which is underlined by the CEIV Pharma certification of its Amsterdam, Dubai, Singapore and Toronto facilities, as well the GDP certification of its Amsterdam, London, Manchester, Singapore, and Zurich facilities.

dnata USA chief executive officer, David Barker said: “We are proud to be awarded IATA’s prestigious CEIV certification at our new Dallas facility. This achievement demonstrates our commitment to meeting the highest industry standards and further strengthens our position as a global leader in perishable cargo handling.

“We continue to invest in infrastructure and technology to deliver safe, quality and innovative services for our customers.”

dnata commenced ground handling and cargo operations in the United States in 2016. Since then, the company has invested more than US$45 million in facilities, equipment, training and technology, while continually expanding its operations in the country.

Offering highly competitive benefit packages in the market, in the past two years dnata has hired 1,000 additional employees growing its team to over 3,500 customer-oriented aviation professionals.

The excellent quality of dnata’s services is underpinned by the constant growth of its customer base. Having won 48 new contracts in the past 12 months, dnata now serves over 60 airlines at 28 airports in the US.

dnata workd with over 300 airline customers across the globe and offers ground handling, cargo and catering services at 129 airports in 19 countries.