Dubai's dnata upgrades to IATA's dangerous goods handling certification. The 'Dangerous Good AutoCheck' platform will be deployed at 20 over airports.
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06 February 2021, 12:00 AM
28 February 2021, 12:00 AM
Ground handler dnata has started using IATA’s Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) platform to help it “enhance the safety and efficiency” of dangerous goods handling at 20 airports.
The DG AutoCheck will help dnata increase safety and improve efficiency in the handling of dangerous goods at over 20 airports.
Stewart Angus, dnata's Divisional Senior Vice President for International Airport Operations said, "Moreover, the platform will help us access and effectively manage valuable data which will support us in further optimising our operations."
DG AutoCheck facilitates the acceptance of dangerous goods by checking the compliance of the Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods (DGD) with IATA’s Dangerous Goods Regulations.
It also uses optical character recognition technology to convert the paper DGD into electronic data.
Another feature of the platform is that it can receive electronic Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods (e-DGD), which can be verified automatically using the digital version of the DGR.
Muhammad Al Bakri, IATA's Regional Vice-President for Africa and the Middle East said, “The move "reinforces dnata's commitment to operating with the highest levels of safety and efficiency, particularly in relation to the carriage of dangerous goods."