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dnata reaches CEIV Lithium Battery certification milestone

Guillaume Crozier, dnata's SVP UAE Cargo & Global Cargo Strategy (centre) presented with dnata's CEIV lithium battery certification, by Frederic Leger, SVP Commercial Products & Service, IATA (left) and Brendan Sullivan, Global Head of Cargo, IATA (right) at IATA World Cargo Symposium in Hong Kong
photo_camera Guillaume Crozier, dnata (centre), Frederic Leger, IATA (left) and Brendan Sullivan, IATA (right) at the 2024 IATA World Cargo Symposium in Hong Kong.

Global air and travel services provider, dnata, has become the first ground handling agent to achieve CEIV Lithium Battery (CEIV Li-batt) certification across its network of 11 hubs.

Guillaume Crozier, dnata’s senior vice president, UAE cargo and global cargo strategy, said: “This recognition underscores our ongoing efforts to maintain the highest standards in the handling of dangerous goods, ensuring the safety of our operations and the satisfaction of our customers.”

dnata’s journey with the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) CEIV Li-batt programme began in April 2023.

Less than 12 months later, it has become the first ground services provider to certify 11 of its worldwide stations, which all took part in a comprehensive audit process.

The company’s stations in Australia and Pakistan were the first to complete the assessment phase, followed by Singapore, Belgium, the UK, and UAE.

dnata says that its receipt of full accreditation provides its customers with a guarantee of quality and safety, ensuring consistency throughout its operations.

Brendan Sullivan, IATA’s global head of cargo, said: “The volume of air shipments containing lithium batteries is rising. Ensuring these items are transported safely and efficiently is a top priority for the industry.

“Key to this is complying with regulatory changes and the integration of best practices in lithium battery handling across the supply chain. This is why CEIV Lithium Batteries was established.

“We commend dnata for being the first ground handling agent to achieve CEIV lithium battery certification across its network of 11 hubs.

“This accomplishment not only benefits dnata’s customers by guaranteeing their shipments are handled with utmost efficiency and safety, but also sets a quality benchmark for the industry.”

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