Air France Cargo awarded IATA CEIV Lithium Batteries

Air France Cargo has been awarded IATA CEIV Lithium Batteries (CEIV Li-batt) covering the airline and its hubs at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

The certificate was awarded after an assessment confirming Air France KLM Martinair Cargo’s (AFKLMP) commitments to safety standards and the safety of employees and operations by improving and maintaining standards.

The CEIV Li-batt programme is specifically designed to enable shippers, forwarders, cargo handling facilities and airlines to fulfil their safety obligations by complying with regulations for transporting lithium batteries.

On 11 July, Christophe Boucher, EVP of Air France Cargo visited the IATA offices in Geneva to accept the certificate.

He says, “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, Senior Vice President Commercial Products and Services at IATA, says, “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.”