Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo Reach Center of Excellence
PURCHASE, NY, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAWW) today announced that its companies Atlas Air, Inc. and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. have each reached the center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Corporate Pharma accreditation from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), confirming their commitment to meeting the requirements of pharmaceutical manufacturers for the transport of temperature-controlled and time-sensitive products, including vaccines.
CEIV Pharma is a quality certification program developed by IATA which has set high standards for the safe air transport of pharmaceuticals around the world to ensure product integrity. Operators who earn the CEIV Pharma degree go through a rigorous process to confirm their experience, training, and adherence to these high standards.
By achieving this certification, Atlas Air and Polar are even better positioned to provide the best form of safe transportation to their valued pharmaceutical and medical customers around the world, giving them the reassurance that CEIV Pharma certification provides.
In pursuit of this accreditation, Atlas Air and Polar have adopted standard operating procedures for handling temperature sensitive products. The companies also completed a multi-step process to train ground and warehouse personnel, as well as suppliers, on these new procedures, which also included an independent audit.
“Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has added relentless operational complexities to our business, our employees around the world are dedicated to meeting and exceeding our customers’ needs for the transportation of sensitive medical and pharmaceutical products,” said Michael T. Steen, Executive Vice President and Commercial Director of Atlas Air Worldwide. “This CEIV Pharma certification reinforces the flexibility and reliability of our exceptional team, our unrivaled asset portfolio and the scale of our global network.”
Lars Winkelbauer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, said: “Polar’s CEIV Pharma certification confirms the company’s long-standing track record for the successful transportation of temperature-sensitive cargo such as products and other perishable goods.
“I am extremely proud that the Polar team has achieved this industry-leading certification, highlighting our ability to maintain end-to-end temperature controlled shipments across our network.”
Mr Winkelbauer added: “With the increasing demand for cold chain transport related to vaccines and the equipment needed for safe distribution, our customers can continue to rely on Polar’s expertise around the world. . “
Atlas Air and Polar’s CEIV Pharma certification is valid until 2024.
About Atlas Air Worldwide:
Atlas Air Worldwide is a leading global provider of outsourced aviation and aviation operations services. It is the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc., Southern Air Holdings, Inc. and Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc., and is the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. Our companies operate the largest fleet in the world. of 747 cargo planes. and providing customers with the widest range of Boeing 747, 777, 767 and 737 aircraft for domestic, regional and international cargo and passenger operations.
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About Polar Air Cargo Worldwide:
Making connections is the goal of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide – connecting cargo to its destination, connecting with customers to provide logistics solutions, and connecting with company teams around the world to drive growth and success. Polar is the trusted choice for unmatched on-time performance for scheduled airport-to-airport air freight service, and unmatched capacity for unique specialty transport. With a modern, efficient and flexible all-Boeing fleet, Polar sets the standard and helps its customers grow by opening new doors to new markets for their cargo. More information is available at www.polaraircargo.com. Follow Polar on LinkedIn @PolarAirCargo, on Twitter @PolarAIrCargo and on Instagram @PolarAirCargoWorldwide.