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Temperature control for key cargo

Air cargo is critical to our daily lives. It makes it possible to move timely products across the world in hours not weeks. Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is the closest airport in North America to major export centres across Asia and YEG’s cargo facilities are located close to major rail and highway transportation links to help get products to where they need to be, fast and safely.

YEG is the first airport in Canada and the most northern airport in the world to achieve community certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma). This provides assurances that types of medical supplies and temperature controlled-products can be handled by the certified airport community knowing they will arrive or depart in good order.

What is it?

Located on site as part of Airport City, this cold-storage facility meets the highest international standards to house cargo that needs specific temperature controls. At the highest level, the facility is certified to handle heavily regulated medical-grade pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies. It is also capable of multiple temperature zones for various agricultural products that need temperature controls such as Alberta beef as well as receive agricultural supplies being shipped to Edmonton including seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Why is certification needed?

CEIV Pharma addresses industry’s need for more safety, security, compliance and efficiency, by the creation of a globally consistent and recognized pharmaceutical product handling certification. CEIV Pharma meets or exceed many pre-existing international standards for the transportation of medical supplies and provides peace of mind for global companies.

How big is it?

The Fresh Cargo Centre (FCC) is approx. 5000 sq./ft. in size.  The FCC is capable of handling and processing cargo loads, for the largest commercial freighter aircraft in the world, including B747-8F.

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