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Secure Freight update

Secure Freight launched in Santiago de Chile

Last October, IATA launched the latest Secure Freight project in Santiago de Chile.

Secure Freight is an air cargo security program that aims to promote global air cargo supply chain security standards around the world in order to facilitate safe, secure and efficient operations of air cargo. Secure Freight creates a collaborative environment enabling industry and government to work together with a common objective.

Expected benefits from Secure Freight include:

  • a more secure air cargo network
  • simplified business processes
  • compliance with multiple programs through one set of standards

Chile, the fourth country launching Secure Freight

In Chile, the program will initially focus on outbound cargo but will ultimately include import, domestic and transshipment cargo.

Chile Secure Freight participants include DGAC (Chile Civil Aviation Authority), LAN Cargo, DHL Global Forwarding, Aeropuerto de Santiago and Grupo Sandvik.

A successfull pilot program has been concluded in Malaysia and further pilots are currently under implementation in Mexico and Kenya. IATA works with other countries, including Egypt, Jordan and Bahrain.

1st Secure Freight Forum in February 2013

With the purpose of achieving the best possible results out of these programs on a worldwide level, IATA will be holding its first Secure Freight Forum on 7-8 February 2013 at its Geneva office.  

At this event, participants will exchange their experiences, best practices and innovative ideas. We encourage all security experts and those who deal with air cargo operations to


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