EVA, EGAS Win IATA CEIV Pharma Certifications
Designation signifies excellence in pharmaceutical logistics
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (31 March, 2021) EVA Air and Evergreen Airline Services Corp. (EGAS) both earned certification from the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma). This certification verifies the highest standards in EVA’s and EGAS’s cold chain air and ground service operations at Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). It also distinguishes EVA as one of the few airlines in the world to have obtained certification for air and ground handling operations simultaneously, strengthening its position as one of the leading global one-stop cold chain pharmaceutical product carriers.
EVA and EGAS have built-up deep experience in transportation and storage of high-tech and pharmaceutical supplies over many years, growing an average of 30% annually. EVA has reliably carried everything from wafer products that require shock-resistant containment and constant temperature control to vaccine shipments that must be kept as cold as -80°C within a certain humidity range for as long as 144 hours and continually monitored. Complementing its Boeing 777 freighters, EVA has expanded its airfreight capacity and network reach by using belly holds on passenger aircraft, including Boeing 777-300ERs, 787s and Airbus 330-300s.
EGAS is the only airline services operator in Taiwan to be awarded IATA CEIV Pharma certification. EGAS introduced cold chain transportation capabilities for pharmaceutical logistics services in 2018. IATA’s certification validates EGAS’ expertise and efficiency. It not only fulfills EVA’s cold chain transportation requirements but it also offers its services to other airlines operating to/from TPE.
IATA has led the industry to establish a certified pharmaceutical transportation network that meets consistent standards and assures product integrity. EVA’s and EGAS’s IATA CEIV Pharma certifications enhance the images of both companies, inspire customers’ trust and help advance COVID-19 vaccine delivery services globally.
About EVA Air
EVA Air is a Star Alliance member and one of only 10 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star airlines worldwide. Travelers responding to SKYTRAX’s global survey voted EVA number one for the “World’s Cleanest Aircraft Cabins” and “Best Economy Class Airline Catering.” TripAdvisor recognized it among the “Top 10 Airlines – World” and awarded it top spots in four more categories in its annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines while Travel + Leisure readers also ranked it in the Top-10 International Airlines. The carrier was established in 1989 as Taiwan’s first privately owned international airline. It is part of the respected Evergreen Group and a sister company to global container-shipping leader Evergreen Line. It flies a fleet of more than 80 Boeing and Airbus aircraft to over 60 international destinations throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America where gateways are Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver. Travelers can learn more about EVA and schedule, book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.
Evergreen Airline Services Corporation (EGAS) was established in 1990 with a team committed to safe operations and superior customer service. Services include loading/unloading, handling and warehousing luggage, cargo and mail, aircraft interior and exterior cleaning, laundry and office cleaning. It set a goal to become the recognized leader and preferred partner in the professional airport ground-handling, laundry and office cleaning industries. In 2020, EGAS provides safe, professional ground support services to 39 airlines flying to/from Taiwan, including EVA Air, at Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Song-Shan Airport, Kaohsiung International Airport and Taichung International Airport. For more than a decade, EGAS has worked hard and been rewarded with one success after another. EGAS has now secured ISO-9001 certification and CEIV Pharma certification, marking major milestones in its progress toward becoming a leading first-class international airline services operator.
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