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DSV acquires IATA CEIV Lithium Battery Certification to safeguard air cargo safety

DSV Air & Sea Hong Kong has been recognized by The International Air Transport Association (IATA) as a CEIV Lithium Battery certified freight forwarder for its operational excellence and competence to safeguard proper handling of air cargo containing lithium batteries.

DSV acquires IATA CEIV Lithium Battery Certification to safeguard air cargo safety

The new IATA CEIV program certifies DSV’s operational excellence and competence to ensure proper handling of air cargo containing lithium batteries.

The CEIV Lithium Battery Certification (CEIV Li-batt) validates the capability of DSV Hong Kong’s air freight station to safely and properly process lithium battery shipments, and endorses the necessary training and expertise of the air operation team. The certification also confirms that the company has set up relevant policies, processes and procedures in accordance with the standards set out by IATA under the new CEIV program.

Safety is of high priority

DSV upholds high safety standards and strives to ensure the compliance and safety for the transport of lithium battery shipments, by minimizing the risks of such cargo through a standardized and efficient process within DSV which is compliant with applicable transport regulations. The initiative to acquire the certification fits the company’s focus on operational excellence, in pursuit of quality, efficiency and compliant processes that meet international standards and regulations.

In recent years, lithium batteries in consumer goods have become increasingly common. They come in various forms and require high attention. As a global freight forwarder, we are at the forefront to safeguard the supply chain of lithium battery products, and the CEIV Li-batt certification is a recognition of our efforts in this regard,” said Jakob Jeppesen, Executive Vice President, DSV Air & Sea APAC.

Congratulations to DSV Air & Sea APAC for achieving CEIV Lithium Battery certification in their Hong Kong hub. As a pioneer in the CEIV Lithium Battery program, their customers can be assured that their shipments containing lithium batteries are being handled in accordance with the highest safety and security standards. DSV’s certification takes the industry one step closer to a global network of CEIV Lithium Battery trade lanes with participants certified at origin, destination and in transit points,” said Yvonne Ho, General Manager, Hong Kong and Macau at IATA.

A well-trained team servicing all types of customers

As a CEIV Li-batt certified freight forwarder, DSV Air & Sea Hong Kong is committed to providing professional and high-quality services in transporting all types and sizes of batteries for customers in automotive, technology, healthcare, industrial and consumer and retail industries.

Our operation teams have undergone professional trainings, so they have adequate knowledge and expertise to handle shipments of lithium batteries and dangerous goods,” said Emil Yung, Director of Air Freight, DSV Hong Kong and South China. “This way, we are able to provide our customers with guidance on the required documentation, packaging and labelling as well as the appropriate transport modes, and ultimately save potential costs that may incur from cargo return due to incorrect declaration or handling.”

A global air network for transport of lithium battery shipments

In addition to having trained personnel with practical knowledge and experience as well as a standardized process in compliance with applicable transport regulations, DSV is able to secure priority space for lithium battery shipments or dangerous goods with our airline partners. Strategically covering main air hubs in Asia, Europe and Americas, DSV air charter network provides tailor-made solutions and guarantees global reach and vast capacity – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is an optimized solution for handling priority and express air charters, as well as special shipments.

About IATA CEIV Lithium Battery Certification Program

Launched in October 2021 by The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Batteries (CEIV Li-batt) is a certification program designed to enable the supply chain of lithium battery products such as shippers, freight forwarders, cargo handling facilities and airlines to meet their safety obligations by complying with the applicable transport regulations.

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