MASkargo banks on new tool for dangerous goods handling
MASkargo becomes the first airline and cargo terminal operator in Malaysia to adopt IATA's Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) platform.
September 2, 2021
By PLA Editor
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MASkargo, the cargo business arm of Malaysia Aviation Group, has become the first airline and cargo terminal operator in Malaysia to adopt IATA’s Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) platform for the acceptance of dangerous goods shipments.
DG AutoCheck is a digital tool that enables airlines, ground handlers and freight forwarders to automatically check the compliance of the shipper’s declaration for dangerous goods or DGD against all relevant provisions of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. It facilitates the verification of the packages’ marks and labels on dangerous goods consignments.
MASkargo, which handles an average of more than 50,000 tonnes of DG annually, said that the autocheck solution is a great asset particularly from a safety perspective and will help the cargo operator improve efficiency in handling dangerous goods.
“With trained personnel employing the system, we are moving closer to our end goal of a fully automated warehouse. Our customers will definitely benefit from the efficiency of this system,” said Mohd. Zulkeflly Ujang, MASkargo’s chief operations officer.
MASkargo will start using the DG AutoCheck system at the Advanced Cargo Centre at Kuala Lumpur airport (KUL) on 1 September.