Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, has achieved the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Batteries (CEIV Li-batt) certification, said Thomas Schürmann, Head, Cargo Operations & Delivery, Etihad Cargo. “The carrier is the third Middle Eastern airline to attain this certification, and has become only the fifth airline globally to achieve CEIV Pharma, Fresh, Live Animals and Li-batt certifications,” stated an official release. According to IATA, lithium batteries represent one-third of the dangerous goods transported by air and have become the preferred energy source for a wide variety of consumer goods, including mobile phones, cars, e-bikes and children’s toys. Achieving CEIV Li-batt certification highlights Etihad Cargo’s dedication to maintaining the highest safety and operational excellence standards. CEIV Li-batt certification is a globally recognised endorsement, signifying an airline’s capability to handle and transport lithium batteries in accordance with the highest safety and efficiency standards, the release added. The certification involves a comprehensive assessment of an airline’s operational processes, staff training programme and compliance with global safety regulations.
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