Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of Etihad Airways, earned Cargo 2000 certification. It is the first carrier in the Middle East region to do so.
Cargo 2000, an industry initiative supported by the International Air Transport Association, aims to implement measurable quality management standards for the worldwide air cargo industry.
To gain the certification four of Etihad Crystal Cargo’s global key account customers were tested during the past six months at six airports across the world – Abu Dhabi, Paris, Sydney, Frankfurt, Bangkok and Munich.
“Etihad Crystal Cargo continues to improve the efficiency and services of our operations and we are proud to be the first carrier in the Middle East region to be awarded Cargo 2000 certification,” said Des Vertannes, Etihad Airways’ executive vice president cargo.
Etihad Crystal Cargo recently chose Descartes as its Cargo 2000 cargo data management platform (CDMP) provider to support its drive towards gaining certification and the future compliance with business process and automation standards established by IATA.