Successful Secure Freight pilots
On May 28-30, Secure Freight, an enhanced Air Cargo supply chain program that IATA has been promoting around the world, successfully concluded its pilot program operating in Nairobi, Kenya, with Senior Management participation from the Civil Aviation Authority, Customs Authorities, Kenya Airports Authority, Kenya Airways, Vegpro and Freight Wings Ltd and ICAO’s Regional Office, among others. This is the second pilot IATA has finalized since 2008 and it took two years to accomplish.
An enhanced Air Cargo Security Program now awaits full implementation by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority. During the execution of the pilot, approximately one million USD has been invested on infrastructure, cargo screening equipment, security awareness training, detection technologies and increasing human resources deployed for security duties.
Secure Freight also piloted in Latin America
Secure Freight celebrated another event on 3 May, when IATA officially kicked off the latest pilot operation in Guarulhos Airport in São Paulo, Brazil. This is the 8th Secure Freight (SF) pilot location, and the third launched this year. The kick-off session included the participation of the Secretary of Civil Aviation (SAC), the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), Customs (Receita Federal), Federal Police, Brazilian Airport Authorities, Guarulhos International Airport, Health and Agriculture and IATA member airlines, among others. Brazil is the third pilot launched in the Americas, after Mexico (2011) and Chile (2012). The kick-off followed the Letter of Intent IATA received from the Brazil SAC on 29 April, after 14 months of meetings and negotiations.
For more information on ongoing pilots check the Secure Freight website.