IAG Cargo has announced that it has adopted the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) newly developed Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) to automate the acceptance of dangerous goods shipments from its London-Heathrow hub.
John Cheetham, Chief Commercial Officer at IAG Cargo, said: “We are delighted to be working with IATA supporting our customers with innovative digital solutions. Every year IAG Cargo handles thousands of dangerous goods shipments - compliance checks on these complex consignments can be time consuming. Implementing the IATA DG AutoCheck platform will eliminate manual processes to transform and automate dangerous goods acceptance checks whilst increasing safety and operational efficiency.
Brendan Sullivan, IATA’s Global Head of cargo said: “Digitalization and improving safety are the industry’s top priorities. DG AutoCheck achieves both in relation to the carriage of dangerous goods. Time consuming manual procedures are eliminated, and safety is enhanced through the reduction of human-error during checking. IAG Cargo’s customers will benefit from greater efficiency, streamlined processes and enhanced safety."