Lithium batteries new in Iata's CEIV family
During the World Cargo Symposium in Dublin, Iata launched a new industry certification programme: "Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Battery" aims to improve the safe handling and transport of lithium batteries across supply chain flows.
Iata CEIV Lithium Battery follows in the footsteps of similar certifications for handling pharmaceutical products, perishable goods and live animals - Iata CEIV Pharma, CEIV Fresh and CEIV Live Animals, launched in 2015, 2019 and 2018 respectively.
Director General Willie Walsh: "The CEIV Lithium Battery certification [...] gives shippers and airlines assurance that certified logistic companies operate to the highest safety and security standards when shipping lithium batteries."
Ceva Logistics has achieved the first CEIV Lithium Battery certification for its airport operations in Amsterdam and Hong Kong, following a pilot phase. (ah)