Monday, March 18, 2013

Healthcare Freight Carriage Accreditation Reaches Israel as First Cargo Carrier Approved

Eighth Global Airline Wins Official Recognition for Good Practice from Envirotainer
Shipping News Feature

ISRAEL – C.A.L. Cargo Airlines has become the first air freight carrier in the country to gain accreditation as a Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP). The QEP Program enables healthcare companies to identify transport service providers with the required training and processes to manage shipments with Envirotainer’s temperature-controlled air cargo containers. The accreditation will apply to all three of the company’s online stations: Tel Aviv, Liège and New York JFK.

C.A.L. Cargo Airlines becomes the 8th airline worldwide to gain QEP Accreditation. The QEP Training and Quality Program, launched at the request of healthcare companies, now qualifies close to 400 stations globally. QEP Accreditation confirms that certain obligations defined in current Good Distribution Practices guidance documents are met, and that these regulations are closely followed and implemented. Rami Marom, VP of Ground Operations and COO of C.A.L. Cargo Airlines, said:

“We are extremely proud to be the first Israeli company to receive QEP Accreditation, which reflects the ability of our cargo experts to work to and attain the highest industry standards. This acknowledgement from Envirotainer reflects our high standards and emphasizes the great importance the airline places on the correct handling of temperature-controlled cargo.”

Navot Hirschhorn, the airline’s Logistics & temperature controlled product manager, added that Envirotainer’s QEP Program ensures constant high level treatment of temperature-controlled cargo whilst it is moving in international cold chains. Israel is home to a thriving pharmaceutical market that is expected to be worth $28 billion by the end of 2014 and Chris Fore, Compliance Manager of Envirotainer, concluded:

“I am particularly impressed with C.A.L. Cargo Airlines – both in their understanding of the special requirements for shipping time and temperature sensitive healthcare products and the degree to which they are committed to providing ‘best in class’ service. It is always a pleasure working with professionals.”

Photo: Rami Marom, C.A.L. VP of ground operations & COO and Andy Faes, Envirotainer Global Partner Manager