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Etihad Cargo focuses on safety by classifying cargo

Safety is paramount on cargo aircraft and the response teams need to be in strict compliance of the guidelines of carriage. Thomas Schürmann, Head, Cargo Operations & Delivery, Etihad Cargo said, “Air cargo has revolutionized the global economy, allowing the rapid movement of goods across vast distances. Although efficient, the industry faces the challenge of ferrying dangerous goods safely and securely. As safety is Etihad Cargo’s top priority, we maintain the highest standards of safety in compliance with global and national regulations for transporting dangerous goods. With the right tools, the risks of ferrying dangerous goods by air can be mitigated. These actions include Etihad Cargo’s strict compliance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and instructions as provided by the various national civil aviation authorities. Etihad Cargo delivers training programmes focused on safely handling and transporting dangerous goods to all operational staff. We review documentation, packaging, and labelling during acceptance checks with the aid of our acceptance checklist. We utilize security screening teach and procedures to detect undeclared dangerous goods and report procedures to ensure the shipper is notified and provide preventive action to forestall a reoccurrence. These steps help prevent hazardous materials from being loaded onto the aircraft.

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Balasubramanian P
Balasubramanian P
Sep 06, 2023

It also states that security screening is used to detect dangerous goods - can you detect all dangerous goods through security screening? To my knowledge, we have not yet reached that level? If indeed Etihad has reached that level, would like to know how - it will be an education for the whole industry involved in the carriage of dangerous goods by air

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Balasubramanian P
Balasubramanian P
Sep 06, 2023

With due respect to Etihad, not a single airline in the world would say that we do things in a different way. Any airline should never be in business unless safety is the basic culture and is the foundation. So, what is the 'news' in this item?

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