Singapore Aircargo Agents Association works with Police

The Singapore Aircargo Agents Association (SAAA) has been active in assisting in the latest programme by the Singapore Police Force, the Appropriate Authority for Aviation Security which implemented the Regulated Air Cargo Agents Regime (RCAR) on 1 April 2008. The RCAR is a security measure to enhance air cargo security on passenger commercial air craft […]


The Singapore Aircargo Agents Association (SAAA) has been active in assisting in the latest programme by the Singapore Police Force, the Appropriate Authority for Aviation Security which implemented the Regulated Air Cargo Agents Regime (RCAR) on 1 April 2008.

The RCAR is a security measure to enhance air cargo security on passenger commercial air craft in view of the global terrorist threat and it is also a requirement by ICAO and replaces the existing Known Shipper Policy (KSP) Regime.

Under the new regime, a cargo handling agent, freight forwarder, freight consolidator, freight carrier, cargo terminal operator or any other commercial and legal entity, or consignor of air cargo may register to be a Regulated Air Cargo Agent (RCA).

The State will regulate and define security measures that RCAs are required to comply with when tendering or handling cargo that are meant for carriage on commercial passenger aircraft.

As part of the regime, all RCAs are required to submit a Security Programme (SP). This SP will specify all the security measures adopted by the cargo agents.

The adopted security measures must be approved by the Police and will commence from the point cargo is accepted until they are delivered to the Airfreight Terminal for export.