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Cargo Handling Manual

​​​​​​​​​​​The IATA Cargo Handling Manual (CHM) is a complete set of standards for everyone involved in cargo operations. ​​​The CHM helps airlines and cargo handlers to operate more effectively together, to improve efficiency and safety in air cargo operation​s.

The CHM is now available - order your copy today!​​​​​​

About Why CHM? Updates Coming Soon

The CHM enables:​

  • C​argo handling agents to follow clear standards
  • Airlines to easily adopt industry standards
  • Freight forwarders and shippers to understand their responsibilities in ensuring cargo operations are carried out seamlessly.

TESTIMONIALS

"A very positive step toward modernization and simplification of the air cargo industry." 
David Smith, 
Air France Cargo
 
"The ICHM will provide vital standardization to the industry."
Christian Bergfelder, Europe DHL
                      
"Having an industry manual is vital for our future."
David Ambridge, Worldwide Flight Services
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The CHM will:​

  • ​Streamline and align all cargo handling procedures and current best practices in one place.
  • Use the Cargo Service Conference (CSC) ​governance structure for efficient publishing (from time of agreement) and adoption of new standards.
  • Align to the same structure as Member operations manuals. 
  • Include content not found in the IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) but currently found in airline cargo handling manuals.​​​
The ICHM brings together the 90% of information that is common to individual carrier cargo handling manuals. 
See the full IATA Cargo Handling Manual table of contents​​ (pdf)
 
The manual develops and completes this information, bringing it up to current IATA standards. ​The content and preferred distribution methods for the ICHM have been tailored specifically for the cargo industry, based on an industry-wide survey.

​​Products and Pricing

As a 2015 analysis showed that only 25% of IATA standards are taken into account by airline cargo handling manuals, the comprehensive nature of the ICHM makes it the essential reference.​​
 
IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM)
Media
CD-ROM
Edition
1
Language
English
Regular Price
US $130
Notes
IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM)
Media
Book
Edition
1 (2017)
Language
English
Regular Price
US $130
Notes
IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM)
Media
WEB Download
Edition
1
Language
English
Regular Price
US $120
Notes

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