IAG Cargo has partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to deploy its dangerous goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) technology to automate the acceptance of dangerous goods shipments from London Heathrow.
DG AutoCheck is a digital technology that facilitates the acceptance of dangerous goods by checking all regulations, rules, and guidance contained in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), and converts them into an automated validation solution, enabling IAG Cargo to check the compliance for the Declaration for Dangerous Goods (DGD) against the latest industry regulations more quickly.
The platform does this by using an optical character recognition technology which allows paper processes to be monitored digitally.
The platform facilitates in the verification of the packages’ marks and labels on dangerous goods consignments.
“Every year IAG Cargo handles thousands of dangerous goods shipments – compliance checks on these complex consignments can be time consuming. Implementing the IATA DG AutoCheck platform will eliminate manual processes to transform and automate dangerous goods acceptance checks whilst increasing safety and operational efficiency,” said John Cheetham, Chief Commercial Officer at IAG Cargo.