ORLANDO, Fla., May 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — National Air Cargo recently received the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Lithium Batteries Certification by IATA for its safe handling of dangerous goods, specifically Lithium batteries during air transportation. Zheni Chaneva, Project Manager Lithium Batteries Certification, IATA, presented the certificate to Chris Alf, Chairman, National Air Cargo Holdings, Inc. at the company’s exhibition booth at Air Cargo Europe event last week in Munich, Germany.
The CEIV Lithium Battery certification is an internationally recognized program that verifies compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations for the transport of lithium batteries. It involves methodical validation and assessment of processes, procedures, and training programs to ensure that organizations are effectively managing the risks associated with the transport of lithium batteries.
This is a validation of National Air Cargo’s adherence to the industry’s best practices for the safe transport of dangerous goods and in compliance with IATA’s Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines among other relevant regulations. Achieving this certification is a significant milestone for National and underscores their commitment to safety and quality in all aspects of operations. Henceforth, National’s customers worldwide can be assured that the best industry practices are followed and the highest standards are met, for the safe transportation of lithium batteries.
Over the years, National has operated numerous projects for various government departments and armed forces, alongside commercial business partners, transporting all kinds of classified dangerous goods with the support of highly trained and certified global teams of operational experts.
“Handling and transporting dangerous goods needs special care. Achieving CEIV Lithium Batteries certification means NAC’s customers can benefit from extra assurance that their cargo is in safe hands,” said Brendan Sullivan, IATA’s Global Head of Cargo.
“We are extremely grateful to receive the CEIV Lithium Batteries certification, which recognizes our commitment to ensuring the safe transport of specified dangerous goods. This recognition is also an enhanced safety assurance to our government and commercial customers availing our premium charter services for transporting classified dangerous goods including Lithium batteries,” remarked Chris Alf, Chairman, National Air Cargo Holdings, Inc.
In 2021, National Airlines, the airline division of the company, obtained the CEIV Pharma Certification complying with IATA’s Temperature Control Regulations for the transportation of time-sensitive and temperature-controlled pharmaceutical cargo across the globe.
About National Air Cargo Holdings Inc.
Established in 1991, National Air Cargo offers global end-to-end logistics solutions and freight forwarding services including air freight, ocean freight, multimodal solutions, defense logistics, humanitarian aid and relief, automotive, aerospace, live animals, and temperature-controlled solutions, warehousing, customs brokerage, and ground handling support. National Airlines, the airline division of the company, is a U.S. FAA-certificated Part 121 air carrier, with a fleet of eight B747-400 freighters and passenger fleet A330-200 and B757-200 which provides global cargo and passenger solutions. National Air Cargo offers international freight forwarding, sea-to-air multi-modal transportation, logistics solutions worldwide, and charter services. The global reach of National is maintained via operations centers and strategically located offices in the U.S., Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Dubai, Malaysia, Japan, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. For more information, log on to www.GoNational.com.
SOURCE National Air Cargo, Inc.