The Chicago and New York branches of the owner-operated logistics company Röhlig Logistics, under its US subsidiary, have achieved the IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Batteries (CEIV Li-batt) certification.
Markus Wegmann, chief operating officer at Röhlig USA, said: “We are delighted to be one of only a few freight forwarders in the US to have already been recognised with the CEIV Li-batt certification.”
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) introduced the certification to ensure that the lithium battery product supply chain meets their safety obligations and complies with the applicable transport regulations.
Röhlig USA successfully passed a lengthy certification process consisting of in-depth employee training, on-site assessments, and a final validation.
Wegmann added: “It further demonstrates our expertise in handling lithium batteries as well as our compliance with all regulations.
“Thanks to highly efficient, standardised processes and our commitment to the highest safety standards, our customers can rest fully assured that their goods containing lithium batteries are in safe hands with us.”
The certification of the two key facilities in Chicago and New York is the first step for the logistics solutions provider, with a roll-out to additional offices and countries across its global network expected in the coming months.