Röhlig USA receives IATA CEIV Lithium Battery certification

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The US subsidiary of the owner-managed logistics company Röhlig Logistics has received the IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Batteries (CEIV Li-batt) certification for its key branches in Chicago and New York.

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. In the lead-up to its accreditation, Röhlig USA successfully passed a lengthy certification process consisting of in-depth employee training, on-site assessments and a final validation.

Markus Wegmann, Chief Operating Officer at Röhlig USA, says: “We are delighted to be one of only a few freight forwarders in the US to have already been recognized with the CEIV Li-batt certification. It further demonstrates our expertise in handling lithium batteries as well as our compliance with all regulations. Thanks to highly efficient, standardized 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 was just the first step for the logistics solutions provider, with a roll-out to additional offices and countries across Röhlig’s global network expected in the coming months.