CEVA Logistics first to receive IATA CEIV Lithium Battery certification
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification - Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Lithium Battery and it is official that CEVA Logistics is the world’s first company to receive IATA’s new CEIV Lithium Battery certification after teaming with IATA to support the development of the new certification program.
This was announced at the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) annual World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Dublin, Ireland. CEVA’s Amsterdam and Hong Kong air freight stations are now CEIV certified in the handling of lithium batteries - to improve the safe handling and transport of lithium batteries across the supply chain.
“We congratulate CEVA in becoming the first logistics company to achieve CEIV Lithium Battery certification. From cargo handlers, ground handling companies, freight forwarders and shipping companies, the more stakeholders along the value chain which participate in CEIV Lithium Battery, the stronger and more effective it will be for the industry. Ultimately, we all want to see a network of CEIV Lithium Battery trade lanes with participants certified at origin, destination and in transit points,” said Walsh.
The certification confirms each facility’s ability to properly handle and store lithium batteries, as well as validates the necessary training and expertise of on-site employees. CEVA Logistics has plans to extend its certifications beyond Amsterdam and Hong Kong, with additional certified locations expected in Asia, Europe and the Americas.