TORONTO, Ont.–The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) announced that it will provide its online training on ‘Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air’ to global freight logistics providers worldwide. In March 2015 at the FIATA Headquarters Session in Zurich, Switzerland, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the FIATA Logistics Academy (FLA) and CIFFA. Francesco Parisi, President of FIATA, and Ruth Snowden, Executive Director of CIFFA, signed the MoU which sets out the commitment to promote the Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air training.
“Shipping lithium batteries by air is extremely common, yet it is a complicated process guided by ever changing regulations. Lithium batteries ARE dangerous and are subject to worldwide regulations. By making CIFFA’s training available to freight forwarders internationally, it is our goal to demystify complex regulations for safer air transportation,” said Snowden.
“The agreement enables the promotion of an innovative approach towards education in freight forwarding and logistics. The agreement provides for the development of FLA’s theme ‘One Knowledge Source for Global Logistics’ and enables the promotion of an innovative approach towards education in freight forwarding and logistics,” said Francisco Parisi.
The online course provides detailed explanations for handling lithium batteries for air transport, identifies different types of lithium batteries and why they pose a risk and explains the requirements using the IATA DGR Regulations.