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Mar 12, 2024

IEnvA Certification to HK cargo handlers  

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded IEnvA certification to Cathay Cargo Terminal and Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (HACTL) following a comprehensive evaluation at the World Cargo Symposium, held in Hong Kong (SAR), China.

According to the IATA press release, Cathay Cargo Terminal and HACTL are the first cargo handlers from North Asia to achieve the IEnvA certification. This brings the total number of companies including airlines, airports and ground handling service providers that have achieved the certification to 60.

A comprehensive certification program that ensures organizations’ operational excellence in an environment aligned with ISO standards.

“IATA is proud to have worked with Cathay Cargo Terminal and HACTL in their pursuit of IEnvA certification,” said IATA’s SVP Sustainability and Chief Economist Marie Owens Thomsen.

Meanwhile, in another report by the IATA press note, Lufthansa Cargo has renewed and expanded the scope of its agreement to utilize CargoIS for its air cargo data needs, extending a partnership that has spanned over a decade.

As part of the new agreement Lufthansa Cargo will also join the IATA CargoIS Direct Data (CDD) contribution program that draws on transactions from more than 230 carriers, providing the most comprehensive insights into the commodities transported and the services rendered. IATA’s CargoIS platform covers an extensive network of over 80,000 unique city-to-city trade lanes, offering stakeholders—including airlines, freight forwarders, airports and shippers—insights into market dynamics, it reads.

“CargoIS helps our customers to make better strategic decisions. Continuing and expanding our partnership with Lufthansa Cargo underscores the importance of leveraging data-driven insights to enhance efficiency and sustainability in the air cargo industry,” said Willie Walsh, IATA Director General and CEO.