Turkish Cargo, the airfreight arm of Turkish Airlines, recently announced that the validity of its IATA CEIV (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators) Pharma certificate has been extended until 2022 allowing it to continue transporting medicinal-related goods.
In a statement, Turkish Cargo said the training for the renewal period of the certificates were planned with the Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy and was completed successfully following the audits by the IATA, resulting in the extension of the validity period.
Turkish Cargo obtained the IATA CEIV certification for pharmaceutical logistics in 2016.
"Turkish Cargo acts responsibly with priority to maintenance of the integrity of all cold-chain products throughout the transportation process of the critical medicinal products such as medicines, vaccines, biotechnological products, diagnosis samples, sensitive medical devices, organs, tissues, etc. which have a high level of importance in respect of temperature and time, and carries out its operations in accordance with the qualification criteria for the IATA CEIV Pharma certificate," it said.
Turkish Cargo said it makes use of special products designed exclusively for consignments including medicines and medical products — active temperature-controlled Envirotainer and CSafe containers, the electrical air-conditioning container Opticooler, Thermal Dolly and disposable thermal sheets equipped with thermal isolation features, minimizing any and all risks in highly-critical medicinal products.
Turkish Cargo provides air cargo service to 126 countries thanks to its extensive flight network.