Asia Airfreight Terminal Co. Ltd. (AAT) became the first Cargo Terminal Operator in Hong Kong to attain the Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Batteries (CEIV Li-batt) certification by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The CEIV Li-batt certification programme establishes baseline standards to improve competency and quality management in the handling and carriage of lithium batteries, alone or with finished products, along the supply chain.
AAT crossed this milestone together with its parent company SATS Ltd. (SATS) – Asia’s leading provider of food solutions and gateway services.
As a Group, SATS is the first ground handling agent in the world to attain the IATA certification.
Kuah Boon Kiam, Chief Executive Officer, AAT, said, “We are honoured that AAT is the first cargo terminal operator in Hong Kong to obtain IATA CEIV Li-batt certification.
“This clearly recognizes AAT’s efforts and commitment to the highest service standards and operational excellence in handling lithium batteries.
“This certification highlights our capabilities to handle finished products or components with lithium batteries safely and reliably.
“It strengthens the confidence of our customers in our ability to handle all types of special cargo.”
“We congratulate AAT in becoming one of the first ground handling companies to achieve CEIV Li-batt certification .” said Brendan Sullivan, IATA’s Global Head of Cargo.
“Carrying products containing lithium batteries is a growing market for air cargo. Ensuring that these are flown safely and securely is critical. This new certification will give AAT’s customers even more confidence that their consignments containing lithium batteries are being transported efficiently and reliably.”