GTA dnata – dnata’s joint-venture company in Canada – has been certified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) for its pharma handling processes and facilities in Toronto.
The handlers is the first ground services provider to be awarded the certification for warehousing as well as ramp handling and ground transportation services in North America.
GTA dnata said the CEIV Pharma certification cements GTA dnata’s position as a leader in pharma handling in Toronto.
To meet the current and future needs of its customers, GTA dnata is planning to increase its capacity by opening a 45,000 square foot warehouse dedicated to the handling of temperature-sensitive freight. The new facility will be operational in February 2019.
GTA danata chairman and chief executive officer, Mario D’Urso said: “The CEIV Pharma certification is a significant milestone for us as it reaffirms our commitment to achieving excellence with regards to safety, security, compliance and efficiency in the handling of pharmaceutical products.
“Our teams invest a great deal of effort to safeguard the integrity of medical products, and this certification provides further assurance of the high quality of our services to our customers.”
dnata entered the Canadian market by establishing GTA dnata through the acquisition of a 50 per cent stake in GTA Aviation’s cargo and ground handling operations at Toronto Pearson International Airport in 2016.
GTA dnata now provides ground handling and cargo services to 15 airlines in Toronto, handling more than 24 daily flights, assisting 4,800 passengers and moving 148 tonnes of cargo every day.