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Air Cargo Management

Air Cargo Management

Normal cargo

  • IATA actively drives the development of ground handling operations standards, best-practice processes, and procedures.
  • Below are some of the best practices for a normal shipment by Air 
  1. Address and Label Your Shipment Clearly
  2. Include all necessary documents for International Shipments
  3. Prepare and Pack your shipment properly
  4. Don’t Re-Use Corrugated fibreboard Boxes
  5. Don’t Over-Pack
  6. Consider the Size

Special cargo

  • This cargo requires special conditions for transporting goods, such as temperature control, certain air conditions or protected casing e.g. if the goods are livestock, perishable etc.
  • When transporting items, such as medicines, vaccine, COVID-19 viral test kits, or other items that require specific temperature during transport and movement from origin to destination, the requirements of the source as well as the IATA Acceptance Checklist for Temperature Control Regulations (TCR) for cargo being transported is required.

Dangerous Goods Cargo

  • Transporting dangerous and hazardous goods can present a unique set of challenges. 
  • IATA has developed the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (IDGR). 
  • The IATA DG regulations follows closely to the regulations set down by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 
  • It provides shippers and airlines with information on the handling of dangerous goods to ensure that they are safe for uplift on commercial airlines.

Documentation of Dangerous Goods Cargo

  • On top of all the documentation for normal cargo, DG require a Dangerous Goods Declaration Form
  • Under all dangerous goods regulations (UN TDG, DOT, IATA, IMDG, ADR), the shipper has the responsibility to correctly describe dangerous goods declaration form. 
  • The critical DG form must be maintained for a given period of time (3 months to 2 years), depending upon the kind of shipment. 
  • The Dangerous Goods declaration form certifies that the shipment has been labeled, packed and declared according to IATA’s (DGR).