Making use of technological advancements to bring in higher efficiency, and as a testimony of the Company’s commitment to the India market, Çelebi Delhi Cargo Terminal Management, the joint venture between DIAL and Çelebi Ground Handling today announced that it has been accredited with IATA CEIV Pharma certification for its cargo and warehouse operations. Given the current scenario, the air cargo industry is calling for higher standards when transporting temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals. To cope with the growing expectation for standardization, the certification ensures international and national compliance to safeguard product integrity to its destination. With the addition of Delhi, Çelebi has received its third IATA CEIV Certificate after Budapest and Frankfurt.
From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Çelebi Delhi Cargo has been working dedicatedly on preparing proficient handling scenarios for the import and export of various types of vaccines, pharma, medical aid, and oxygen containers in a safe and efficient way. Vaccines, in general, must be handled in line with international regulatory requirements at a controlled temperature and without delay to ensure the quality of the product. For this, Çelebi has been investing in restructuring and redesigning new material handling systems that are intelligent and advanced technology driven. With this CEIV certification Çelebi will be capable of building additional certified temperature control rooms as required.
Commenting on this, Mr. Kamesh Peri, CEO, Çelebi Delhi Cargo Terminal Management said, “This is a prestigious certification to have, especially in present times with the highest standards expected in handling temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals. We have achieved it after a thorough audit process performed by IATA who assessed and found our quality systems, infrastructure, procedures, and policies to be in absolute compliance. This was made possible by our committed team and I am very proud of their tireless & brilliant efforts.”
Çelebi Delhi Cargo is working closely with its customers to understand their specific requirements and is more than ready to meet expectations with a state-of-the art Pharmaceutical Logistics Centre spread over 1.200 sqm area. The Centre has a pre-cool facility and four chambers within the range of +15⁰c and -20⁰c, with a capacity of 72,000 MT annually. Recently, Çelebi also achieved GDP (Good Distribution Practice) certification for its Exports Pharma Logistics Centre and Pharma Processing Facility in Import for Çelebi Delhi Cargo Terminal.
The terminal today functions very smoothly and is transacting close to 600,000 tons of cargo, which is almost double of what it used to do a decade ago, before Çelebi took it over in partnership with DIAL. Çelebi has made investments of over $220 million in its decade long presence in India.
About CEIV Pharma Certification
IATA CEIV Pharma certification addresses industry’s need for more Safety, Security, Compliances, and ensures national and international compliance to safeguard product integrity to its destination while addressing specific air cargo needs. The certification provides the Industry recognition to organizations and is a concerted effort to improve the level of competency, operational and technical preparedness and helps to achieve global standardization.
About Çelebi Group
As Çelebi Aviation Holding, we provide excellent ground handling services along with our ancillary products. Çelebi established in 1958 as Turkey's first privately-owned ground handling services company. Today, it stands out as one of the most successful examples of integrated services offering Ramp, Passenger, Cargo Handling, Warehouse Management, Bridge Operations, Trucking, General Aviation, Airport Lounge Management and Premium Services. With over 10.000 dedicated employees,Çelebi continues to operate on 3 continents, in 5 countries, at 40 stations. Our ambition is to expand our geographic coverage into more developing markets, while providing rewarding employment opportunities to a growing family of colleagues around the world and meeting service needs of our partners.
In its 12 years of operations in India, Çelebi has successfully become one of the largest independent ground handlers in the country. Its operations at key gateway airports such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi, and Kannur have contributed to the development of world class ground handling facilities in India. In line with its vision to keep pace with technological developments and its commitment to environment sustainability, it has introduced various innovations over the years.