Changi Airport Group will collaborate with multiple companies to support the air cargo community and pursue CEIV Fresh certification.
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Working in collaboration with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Enterprise Singapore and Workforce Singapore, Changi Airport Group (CAG) is striving to better support the air cargo community.
This is in order to pursure IATA’s certification – Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh).
Currently, 13 per cent of Changi’s total air imports and exports is perishable cargo, which is one of the key drivers of Changi’s subtle cargo growth over recent years.
Changi Airport Group’s Managing Director of Air Hub Development, Lim Ching Kiat, said: “Although the air cargo industry has slowed down globally, it is now even more important for the Changi air cargo community to be connected and build a stronger partnership through collaboration. As a community, we can leverage on synergies and co-create new solutions. This will enable the Singapore air cargo hub to strengthen our competitive edge and better serve our customers globally.”
The community will be the first in Southeast Asia to begin efforts in order to achieve the CEIV Fresh certification. By enhancing their perishable-handling capabilities, the community will provide shippers with more confidence and encourage them to utilise Changi Airport as the desired hub for their time and temperature sensitive shipments.
CAG also organised an inaugural digital air cargo design sprint workshop, involving over 30 different airlines, freight forwarders, trade associations, cargo handlers and government agencies. The workshop enabled key stakeholders from the local air cargo community to come together in order to jointly discuss issues that the community is facing and how to alleviate some of the current challenges and capture new opportunities.