IATA Requires IATA Cargo Agents to Submit Employee ULD Handling Certification, or non-Handling Declaration, by 30 September 2019 Deadline – Non-Compliance Action to Commence

 

In June, AFIF advised members that IATA had written to all IATA Cargo Agents handling Unit Load Devices (ULDs) to submit details of employees holding a valid ULD Certificate, by 5 September 2019.

This week, IATA issued a Notice to IATA Cargo Agents advising the final deadline for submission of the details is 30 September 2019.

IATA Cargo Agents are required to provide IATA with ULD certificates of employees, or a non-handling declaration, to indicate that your Company is in compliance with such requirement.

In the event that the agency is not able to provide the certifications by 30 September 2019, you are required to provide evidence of training enrollment courses registered under your staff(s).

These certifications will have to be submitted to IATA within 2 weeks upon completion.

Should there be non-submission, the agency will be placed on review by the Cargo Agency Commissioner.

 

IATA Notice to Cargo Agents –

Please send evidence/copies of Unit Load Devices (ULDs) certificates of employees, or a non-handling declaration to indicate that your Company is in compliance with such requirement.

Our record shows that your Agency have not submitted the required evidence.  Kindly note that IATA will be offering an extension to the deadline of submission till 30 September 2019.

In the event that the agency is not able to provide the certifications by 30 September 2019, you are required to provide evidence of training enrollment courses registered under your staff(s). These certifications will have to be submitted to IATA within 2 weeks upon completion. Should there be non-submission, the agency will be placed on review by the Cargo Agency Commissioner.

We would appreciate your acknowledgement of this letter and confirmation that you will give this matter your immediate attention.

For any clarifications, please reply to the email that this letter was attached to or log your query at our Customer Service Portal at -

http://www.iata.org/customer-portal/Pages/contactus.aspx (please select your country).

Kindly ignore this letter if you have already action on it.

 

In terms of non - compliance action, IATA will follow Sec. 2 of the CAH 809 in that we will initiate a Cargo Agency Commissioner review.

The relevant clause in Resolution is as follows: 

Section 2—Qualifications for Registration and Retention

Any Person may become an Agent by meeting the minimum staff requirements prescribed in Paragraph 2.1 of this Section and the other qualifications established from time to time by the Cargo General Assembly and published in the Handbook, and by submitting an application to the Agency Administrator.

The requirements and qualifications must continue to be met in order to ensure retention as an Agent (in which event the term “applicant” where used in this Section shall be understood to include an IATA Cargo Agent).

When there are reasons to believe that an Agent does not continue to meet such requirements and qualifications, the Agency Administrator shall on his own initiative or may, at the request of any Member, initiate a review of the Agent by the Agency Commissioner.

The requirements and qualifications are designed to assess on fair and neutral terms, whether the applicant has the necessary qualifications and financial standing for the position, with the consequent credit entitlements.

IATA Contact Details:

Dylan ALBUQUERQUE, Campaign Manager - South West Pacific

albuquerqd@iata.org

 

AFIF Adds More Load Distribution and Restraint Training Course Dates

AFIF is adding more dates for the IATA compliant Load Distribution and Restraint Training Course, for Members requiring to update staff training certification to meet IATA compliance requirements.

Bookings can be made on the AFIF Training weblink - Load Distribution and Restraint Course

Sydney

24th September 2019

22nd October 2019

4th November 2019

Melbourne

17th September 2019

29th October 2019

12th November 2019

Brisbane

TBA

 

Regards

AFIF Team