The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that two freight forwarders have been awarded CEIV Live Animals.
US forwarder Biotrans has achieved the certification in Boston, US, and is the first freight forwarding company worldwide to be certified. Pictured above from left to right is Frederic Leger (IATA), Andrea Gruber (IATA), Sean Harding (Biotrans), and Maria Jitomirski (IATA).
IATA said in a CEIV Live Animals latest development post on their website that Biotrans has “proven commitment to providing industry-leading service in live animal handling to both customers and partners through their adoption of the CEIV Live Animals program”.
Meanwhile, Goldenway International Pets & Live Animals has also achieved their CEIV Live Animals in Paris and becomes the first pet shipping company to obtain the certification.
IATA said Goldenway has “taken the lead in ensuring that animals moving through their facilities in Paris receive the highest quality care and are handled with expertise, professionalism and in accordance with global industry standards”.
IATA launched CEIV Live Animals, the standardised global certification program, in April last year. In August, Air Canada Cargo became the first cargo carrier to receive the certification.
Last month, IATA and the Animal Transport Association (ATA) joined forces to encourage industry adoption of the certification program, when they signed a memorandum of understanding to encourage and grow CEIV Live Animals.
The uptake has been relatively slow compared to the rapid growth of CEIV Pharma globally.