"Completion of the program will
strengthen CAL’s position as a leader amongst a frontline of carriers
providing services for the Pharma sector," said Eyal Zagagi, CEO
of CAL Group, as it began IATA's Center of Excellence for Independent
Validators Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification program
at Liege Airport.
“By completing IATA's Center of Excellence for
Independent Validators Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma), CAL leads
the way as the first with both a certified cargo airline and certified
ground handling operation,” Mr. Zagagi declared.
The program, carried out in cooperation with Liege Airport,
began this month, with full certification expected in July 2015.
“We have almost 40 years' experience handling
temperature controlled freight and 35 percent of our cargo business is
“The CEIV certification will improve the quality
and integrity of our customer’s product and the industry as a whole,”
Mr. Zagagi assures.
CAL Cargo Airlines utilizes the services of ATC Aviation
as GSA in the USA.
“Strengthening CAL's North American presence is
a significant part of our strategy,” Mr. Zagagi told FT.