MASkargo adopts IATA’S DG AutoCheck

Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

MASkargo 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 enables airlines, ground handlers and freight forwarders to automatically check the compliance of the shipper’s declaration for Dangerous Goods (DGD) against all relevant provisions of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

MASkargo said that on average it handles more than 50,000 tons of dangerous goods annually.

“As cargo types get more sophisticated and complex due to customers’ demands and needs, this digital tool will greatly assist MASkargo in improving the dangerous goods handling procedures,” the airline said.

The carrier added that the move was part of efforts to operate a fully automated warehouse.

Nick Careen, IATA’s senior vice president for operations safety and security, said: “The air transport industry handles more than 1.25m dangerous goods shipments on an annual basis.

“The adoption of modern and harmonized standards is essential to facilitate safe, secure and efficient operations, particularly in relation to carriage of dangerous goods.

“DG AutoCheck allows users to improve safety, enhance handling processes and reduce costs, especially those related to non-compliance of shipments.”

Southwest Cargo has launched a new digital airfreight booking platform, developed in cooperation with technology firm Hangar A.

The tool, called SwaCargo, enables freight forwarders to search for available capacity and book next-flight-guarantee (NFG) shipments up to 10 days in advance. NFG shipments are weight-limited to up to 100 lbs.

The carrier’s cargo customers can also get instant booking statuses and view their online transaction history.