Miami International Airport announced that two cargo handlers have received a special designation for transporting pharmaceutical cargo, expanding the airport’s role as a hub for pharmaceutical trade.
Worldwide Flight Services and LATAM Cargo achieved the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) in Pharmaceutical Logistics certification.
IATA created the CEIV program to certify that pharmaceutical products are handled under a strict set of guidelines, with one of the biggest areas of focus being temperature control of products.
The seals of excellence received by LATAM Cargo and Worldwide Flight Services specifically pertain to how the pharmaceuticals are handled on the ground.
Miami International Airport, which is Miami-Dade County’s largest economic engine, became the second airport in the world to be designated as a pharmaceutical hub by IATA. It obtained this designation for organizing nine of its logistics providers "“ which includes airlines, ground handling companies and freight forwarders "“ to participate in IATA’s CEIV program…