Emirates wins EU security validation for Dnata

15 / 05 / 2014

DUBAI-based ground handler dnata has been validated as a Regulated Agent (RA3), enabling it to accept cargo on behalf of its airline customers for carriage to EU countries in accordance with the European Union’s new ACC3 security rules for incoming cargo and mail.

The certification for its premises at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) came after it collaborated with Emirates Security Group, which develops and implements security strategies across the Emirates Airline’s extensive network.

Dnata is the first air service provider in the region to receive the certification, says a statement.

Dr Abdulla Al Hashimi, divisional senior vice-president of Emirates Group Security, comments: “Air cargo is such an important commercial aspect of the aviation industry, and therefore its security and efficiency of operations, are accorded the highest importance.

“This is a significant initiative in working cooperatively with law enforcement and regulatory agencies – to strengthen measures towards safeguarding and protecting cargo.”

Gary Chapman, president of dnata, adds: “Last year, dnata handled more than 1.6 million tonnes of cargo. The smooth transition of these goods is vitally important to our customers and to our operations. RA3 certification ensures cargo moving through our Dubai facilities arrives efficiently at destinations throughout the EU.”