Freight News, Air

Air France KLM pioneers IATA DG checks

[ March 15, 2019   //   ]

Air France KLM Cargo (AFKL Cargo) has become the first airline group to adopt the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) newly developed Dangerous Goods AutoCheck for shipment acceptance. It automatically checks the Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods (DGD) against all relevant rules and regulations in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations using optical character recognition technology to transform the paper DGD into electronic data, as well as receiving electronic (e-DGD) declarations.
AFKL Cargo handles over 1.5 million shipments per year, of which 173,000 require Dangerous Goods handling.