GTA dnata to handle pharma for Air Canada in Toronto

posted on 11th February 2019 by Justin Burns
GTA dnata to handle pharma for Air Canada in Toronto

Air Canada Cargo is to collaborate with GTA dnata at its hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport to provide customers specialised in pharmaceutical shipments with what it said will be “industry-leading service”.

As of 26 February, 2019, in Toronto, all export and import pharmaceutical shipments booked with Air Canada Cargo will be handled at GTA dnata.

Certified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) for its pharma handling processes and facilities, GTA dnata is fully equipped for handling temperature sensitive shipments in varying environments and utilises advanced monitoring technology.


“This collaboration reflects Air Canada Cargo’s commitment to fulfilling our customers’ evolving needs for pharmaceutical shipments,” says Air Canada Cargo senior director for sales and commercial strategy, Vito Cerone said. “The CEIV Pharma certified GTA dnata facility, which fully meets the requirements for the safe and secure handling of all types of pharmaceutical shipments, enables us to provide our customers with a superior offering.”

“We welcome Air Canada and its valued customers,”adds GTA dnata chairman and chief executive officer, Mario D’Urso. “The CEIV certification is highly beneficial to the pharmaceutical industry, which now has in GTA dnata a single organization certified to provide point-to-point handling and transportation of pharmaceutical products.”

Air Canada Cargo said as Toronto is its global hub feeding hundreds of international and domestic flights, more pharmaceutical shipments flow through it than anywhere else in it network and 2018, it carried pharmaceutical shipments to over 100 locations around the world.