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CEIV Fresh

Improve the handling and transport of perishable products along the supply chain

The transport of perishable goods by air increases constantly with growing consumer demand for healthy products all year round. The most important aspects of air transportation of perishables are time and temperature management to prevent food loss.  

The aviation industry has voiced concerns over the lack of standardized procedures and best practices. This is the purpose of the CEIV Fresh program. It provides organizations with the opportunity to become a center of excellence for perishable logistics. 

Apply excellence in perishable logistics

By complying with the Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCR) you can ensure standardized and efficient processes and operations throughout your company. Become CEIV Fresh-certified and  contribute to:

  • Elevate staff competency through efficient and robust training programs
  • Ensure food safety and prevent food waste along the supply chain 
  • Reduce food loss and waste through appropriate quality and risk management
  • Enable increased collaboration amongst stakeholders and certified trade lanes 
  • Promote a uniform approach in a multimodal environment for the transportation of perishable products
  • Reinforce trust through transparency and communication
Certification Standards Registry

CEIV Fresh certification pilots

The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK), Cathay Pacific, Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) and Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (HACTL) were the first organizations to pilot the CEIV Fresh program taking a community approach to certification. More...

The process to achieve and maintain CEIV Fresh certification includes the following steps: 

  1. Training: follow the Perishable Cargo Logistics Management training for personnel engaged in defining quality and risk management systems around the transport, handling, and management of time and temperature sensitive perishable shipments.
  2. Assessment: carry out an assessment of the handling and transport of perishable products against the CEIV Perishable Logistics Audit Checklist to ensure compliance with current standards and requirements
  3. Validation:  conduct a final validation to verify that the findings and gaps brought up during the assessment have been addressed to ensure that the organization meets the program's objectives.
  4. Certification:  being recognized and registered as a “Center of Excellence for Perishable Logistics” after completion of the training and validation parts. The certificate is valid for 36 months.
  5. Re-certification:  follow a refresher training and a re-validation to check and ensure continued compliance with the program's requirements.

Interested in becoming CEIV Fresh certified?

Is your company an airline, airport perishable center, cargo terminal operator, freight forwarder, ground handling agent, road transport operator? 

Please contact us to initiate your application for the CEIV Fresh certification.

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