Silk Way West the latest to gain lithium battery certification

Source: Silk Way West Airlines

Silk Way West Airlines is the latest carrier to gain IATA’s CEIV Lithium Battery certification.

The certification recognises that the carrier has implemented processes and practices to mitigate the risks associated with the transport of lithium batteries and that it complies with requirements.

The CEIV Lithium Batteries Certification is a global standard developed by IATA to ensure the safe and secure handling of lithium batteries throughout the supply chain, and to achieve standardisation and uniformity in the scope, depth, and quality of the assessments conducted.

Silk Way West Airlines vice president of corporate quality assurance and quality control Darko Vucic said: “We upgraded our knowledge of IATA’s Dangerous Goods Regulations manual implementing the latest standards and best practices related to the safe transport and handling of lithium batteries with further improvement of our safety performance by developing safety risk assessments specific to lithium batteries.

“The benefit for us, besides procedural improvements regarding the transport of lithium batteries, is to ensure that we continue to maintain the highest applicable.”

The Baku-based carrier is the latest to achieve the certification, others include: LATAM Cargo, Qatar Cargo, National Air Cargo, Avianca Cargo and Turkish Cargo.

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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]