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ANA to implement IATA Connect API for dangerous goods

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has become the first airline in Asia to implement the Connect API service, part of IATA’s Dangerous Goods AutoCheck. Kenichi Wakiya, EVP, ANA and President, ANA Cargo, said, “By linking the IATA dangerous goods verification system through APIs, the airline hopes to speed up data processing and improve quality. Connect API will help in the digitalisation of the air cargo industry the transfer of data from DG AutoCheck to other systems in the industry’s value chain. The carrier explained it can now take up to 100 minutes to get the flight crew detailed information on dangerous goods through Notification to Captain (NOTOC) systems. “With Connect API, this will be instantaneous,” ANA stated. DG AutoCheck converts the Dangerous Goods Declaration Forms received by shippers into data. ANA has begun initiating DG AutoCheck at Tokyo Narita, Tokyo Haneda and Osaka Kansai airports, with plans to expand to more airports in the future.

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