The Global Shippers’ Forum has criticised ICAO’s decision to place a prohibition on the carriage of lithium ion batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft. “GSF is surprised and disappointed that the ICAO Council has gone against the recommendations of its own experts and instead instigated a ban which does not tackle the issue of undeclared lithium-ion battery shipments or unscrupulous companies deliberately shipping products with lithium batteries as normal cargo,” it says.
GSF says ICAO should investigate the potential of using screening equipment to detect batteries. This approach would enable airlines to be certain about the lithium ion batteries carried on their aircraft, allowing them to spot those that haven’t been declared.
“ICAO must now act rapidly to agree new packaging standards for lithium ion batteries,” says Alex Veitch, GSF’s head of policy. “We simply cannot wait until 2018 for resolution of the issue. The outright ban on passenger aircraft will cause a major disruption to the global supply chain for essential products vital to international trade.”[post_title] => Shippers criticise ICAO moves on lithium ion batteries [post_excerpt] =>
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