Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has announced the successful attainment of the IATA Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Batteries (CEIV Li- batt) certification for Air France Cargo and its hubs at Paris Charles de Gaulle and Chicago O'Hare.
On 11 July, Christophe Boucher, EVP of Air France Cargo, visited the IATA offices in Geneva to accept the much sought-after lithium battery certification for Air France Cargo and its hubs at Paris Charles de Gaulle and Chicago O'Hare. Certification is preceded by a strict assessment, which not only confirms an organisation's commitment to upholding the highest safety standards, but also ensures the safety of employees and operations by continually improving and maintaining standards.
Christophe Boucher, EVP of Air France Cargo: “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”.
“We congratulate Air France KLM Martinair Cargo on achieving CEIV Lithium Battery Certification. 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,” said Frederic Leger, IATA Senior Vice President Commercial Products and Services.