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IATA Cargo Handling Manual

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

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

About Why CHM? Updates coming soon

The ICHM enables:

  • Cargo 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
 

The ICHM provides:

  • Streamlined and aligned cargo handling procedures and best practices in one place
  • New standards by using the Cargo Service Conference (CSC) governance structure for efficient publishing (from time of agreement)
  • Alignment to the same structure as Member operations manuals
  • Content not found in the IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) but currently found in airline cargo handling manuals
  • The Smart Facility Checklist for station self-assessment in Cargo & Mail Handling and preparation for the Smart Facility Audit Program
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 (Floating License Software)
Media
Floating License
Edition
2nd (2018)
Language
English
Regular Price
US $600
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
Notes
IATA Cargo Handling Manual (Mobile Version)
Media
Mobile
Edition
2nd (2018)
Language
English
Regular Price
US $120
Notes
IATA Cargo Handling Manual (Regular Bound Manual)
Media
Book
Edition
2nd (2018)
Language
English
Regular Price
US $130
Notes
IATA Cargo Handling Manual (Software For Windows)
Media
Windows
Edition
2nd (2018)
Language
English
Regular Price
US $120
Notes

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