Sixth joint IATA-UPU webinar 2024

The sixth joint IATA–UPU webinar will focus on overall readiness for, expectations of, and challenges posed by compliance with mail transport requirements under the European Union’s Import Control System 2, Release 2 (EU ICS2 R2), including lessons learned from the mail in transit and transhipment proof of concept. It will also focus on the complexities of safe transport and handling of lithium batteries in the postal supply chain, providing insight into the various ways to ensure compliance and minimize risk.

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Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 13:00 - 15:00
Online via Zoom



1.   Introduction     

  • Matthew Tang, Senior Manager, E-Commerce & Cargo Operations, International Air Transport Association
  • Ján Bojnanský, Coordinator, Postal Supply Chain, Universal Postal Union

​​2.   EU ICS2 R2: transit/ transhipment update

  • ​​ICS2 filing for transit and transhipment mail - the IPC COMETS experience
    Jörgen Van Mook, Head, Network Management & Innovation, International Post Corporation

  • ​Lessons learned from ICS2 Release 2 implementation from a Post’s perspective
    Carlos Eduardo Gomes Lontra Pires, Analyst X, CS/DINEG/SUPRO/DEINT/GDPI and UPU Regional Postal Security Manager, Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos

  • Airmail reporting status and open challenges from a carrier’s perspective
    Rani Joseph George, Senior Manager, Customs & Authorities, Lufthansa Cargo

​​3.   Batteries in airmail

  • USPIS best practices for transport of equipment containing lithium-ion batteries
    Gerald Gales, Program Specialist, Aviation Security/ Hazardous Materials, United States Postal Inspection Service

  • Batteries in airmail: permitted vs prohibited
    Ben Firkins, Head, Cargo Safety and Dangerous Goods, International Air Transport Association

  • Safety challenges of lithium-ion cells and batteries
    Dr Judy Jeevarajan, VP and Executive Director, Electrochemical Safety Research Institute (ESRI), UL Research Institutes

4.   Closing

  • Brief summary