Korean Air earns IATA CEIV Lithium Batteries certification

Korean Air has received IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Lithium Batteries certification.

Introduced in 2021, the CEIV Lithium Batteries certification establishes and validates baseline standards to improve the level of competency and quality management in the handling and transport of lithium battery shipments throughout the supply chain.

Experts conduct an in-depth evaluation of all aspects of the transportation process and procedures based on standardized audit criteria consisting of over 240 items to ensure that the organization meets the program’s standards.

In December 2022, the airline joined a working group led by Incheon International Airport Corporation with various stakeholders, such as forwarders and operators, in the domestic air cargo sector to prepare for the CEIV Lithium Batteries certification.

All of the stakeholders in the working group were successfully certified in the first half of 2023.