AFKLMP achieves IATA lithium battery certification

Source: AFKLMP

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has achieved IATA Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Batteries (CEIV Libatt) certification for its Air France Cargo hubs at Paris Charles de Gaulle and Chicago O’Hare.

The airline group said that a strict assessment confirmed that it held the highest safety standards to ensure the safety of employees and operations by continually improving and maintaining standards.

The CEIV Li-batt certification programme is based on IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) and IATA Lithium Battery Shipping Regulations (LBSR).

The programme aims to set standards by raising competency levels and quality management in the handling and transport of lithium batteries throughout the supply chain.

Christophe Boucher, executive vice president of Air France Cargo, said: “We are very proud of this certification that proves that Air France KLM Martinair Cargo applies the highest industry standard with regards to the handling of Lithium batteries.

“We keep on working on the different aspects of the handling and transportation of such shipments in order to ensure the maximum level of safety to our passenger and cargo customers”.

Frederic Leger, IATA senior vice president commercial products and services, added: “Lithium batteries are critical power sources for many consumer goods and it is vital that we can ship them safely by air either with finished products or as components in global supply chains.

“That’s why we developed the CEIV Lithium Battery certification. It gives their shippers the assurance that they are operating to the highest safety and security standards when shipping lithium batteries.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]