Last reviewed 20 October 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification program – the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Battery.

IATA explains that this has been done to improve the safe handling and transport of lithium batteries across the supply chain.

“Lithium batteries are critical power sources for many consumer goods on which we all rely. 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 shippers and airlines assurance that certified logistic companies operate to the highest safety and security standards when shipping lithium batteries,” said Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General.

More information on the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Battery can be found on the IATA website – here.