Menzies Aviation's cargo operations at its Melbourne base have received IATA's CEIV Pharma accreditation.
The award marks the company’s second accreditation in Australia and validates Menzies' ability to safely handle time-sensitive and temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals transported to and from Melbourne. Last month, Menzies’ Sydney base became the first handling agent in the Oceania region to achieve CEIV Pharma.
With Melbourne being Menzies’ second largest cargo operation in the Oceania & South East Asia network, this achievement is all the more important. Here, a team of 100 employees handles annual throughputs of over 100,000 tonnes of cargo from partner airlines and the certification brings the potential for future expansion of operations in the region.
As it continues to develop its global air cargo services operations, Menzies is focusing on achieving CEIV Pharma certification in more bases. Forthcoming certifications are expected in London Heathrow and Amsterdam as they near conclusion of the process.
Alistair Reid, Executive Vice President, OSEA at Menzies Aviation said: “It is fantastic to see the progress we are making in Australia as we continue to invest in our air cargo services. For our Melbourne operations to be awarded the CEIV Pharma accreditation shortly after Sydney is a huge success and highlights our commitment to providing the highest standard of services and customer experience. Looking forward, we are excited to apply our learnings and experience to our bases globally so we can continue to provide the best service to our customers.”