Emirates SkyCargo achieves AEO to speed cargo processing

01 / 03 / 2018

  • Emirates SkyCargo receives AEO certification. (From L to R) Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director Dubai Customs; Mohammad Juma Buossaiba, Director General UAE Federal Customs Authority; James J Dullis, Emirates Cargo Systems Analyst; Henrik Ambak, Emirates Senior Vice President- Cargo Operations Worldwide; Trevor Howard, Emirates SkyCargo Manager, Standards & Operational Safety

Emirates SkyCargo has become a certified member of the UAE Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme.

The AEO programme is a voluntary compliance and security scheme designed  to secure and facilitate global trade as outlined by the World Customs Organisation (WCO).

As an AEO in the UAE, Emirates SkyCargo will benefit from a number of advantages including faster processing times for cargo in Dubai.

In order to be certified under the UAE AEO programme, Emirates SkyCargo had to undergo a detailed eight month validation process with Dubai Customs.

Following the certification, Emirates SkyCargo’s compliance to AEO standards will be monitored on a continuous basis by customs authorities.

"As a result of the AEO certification, customers of Emirates SkyCargo will be able to enjoy faster processing and customs clearance of cargo in the UAE and other countries with which the UAE has mutual recognition for the AEO programme," the airline said.

"This includes exports, imports and cargo that is in transit. Faster customs processing times directly translate into faster shipping and delivery times for customers around the world."

Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, cargo said: “For us, the AEO certification is yet another step to ensure that Emirates SkyCargo and Dubai work together to remain at the forefront of the logistics industry as an effective platform for global logistics.”

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