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Fri, 10 August 2018

Air Canada Cargo Receives New IATA Certification for Safe Transport of Live Animals

Air Canada Cargo has become the first airline to receive a new global certification for the safe transport of live animals.

IATA awarded Air Canada Cargo with the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics (CEIV Live Animals) Certification following successful completion of the verification process in its Montreal facility.

The certification reinforces that Air Canada Cargo is operating to the highest standards in the transport of live animals, be it exotic species or household pets.

Air Canada Cargo has become the first airline to receive a new global certification for the safe transport of live animals. Picture: Air Canada Cargo. Click to enlarge.

"Air Canada Cargo is a trusted carrier for thousands of animal shippers worldwide and has followed the IATA Live Animal Regulations (LAR)," said Tim Strauss, Vice President, Cargo. "We expertly handle complex shipments, from rescued dogs, endangered animals travelling between zoos for conservation efforts and of course family pets. We are honoured to have been selected to participate in the CEIV Live Certification program and are proud of the team at Air Canada Cargo for achieving the industry's first ever certification, which reinforces our position as an industry leader."

Nick Careen, IATA's Senior Vice President, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security, said, "I want to congratulate Air Canada for their great leadership in achieving the first CEIV Live Animals certification in the world. Proper handling and transporting of live animals is a very important aspect of the cargo supply chain, with many unique complexities. Global standards and expertise are key to the safe and humane transportation by air of this precious cargo."

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