dnata boosts safety, efficiency in dangerous goods handling
dnata has adopted IATA’s DG AutoCheck digital platform for cross-checking dangerous goods for air transport.
February 8, 2021
By PLA Editor
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dnata is further enhancing safety and efficiency in handling dangerous goods as it became the first air services provider to adopt IATA’s DG AutoCheck platform at over 20 airports globally.
This digital solution checks the compliance of a shipper’s declaration for dangerous goods (DGD) against all relevant rules and regulations contained in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR).
The platform uses optical character recognition technology to transform the DGD document into electronic data and can also receive electronic declarations (e-DGD), which are then processed and verified automatically using the digital version of the DGR.
The cargo handler said the platform can also facilitate dnata’s decision to accept or reject a shipment during the physical inspection stage by providing an image representation of the package with the marking and labelling required for air transport.
“dnata’s decision to adopt IATA’s DG AutoCheck is great news for their customers and the cargo industry. It reinforces dnata’s commitment to operating with the highest levels of safety and efficiency, particularly in relation to the carriage of dangerous goods,” said Muhammad Al Bakri, IATA’s regional vice president for Africa and the Middle East.
“Their customers will benefit from the efficiency of electronic documentation and the industry will be one step closer to full digitization of the supply chain, essential for the long-term growth of the industry,” he added.