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Emirates Receives Validation for EU-Initiated Security Standards

May 6, 2014 Corporate No Comments Email Email

An approved, independent inspector reviewed the air cargo processing and security measures in place at SkyCargo’s facility in Dubai. The Department for Transport of the United Kingdom of Great Britain granted Emirates’ ACC3 status on behalf of the EU.

The ACC3 certificate is presented to His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum and Mr Tim Clark. Also in photo are: (from left to right) Joss D Silva, Manager, Security Facilities & Risk Management; Zack Zainal, Divisional Vice President, Group Security; Dr. Abdulla Al Hashimi, Divisional Senior Vice President, Group Security; and Rabie Atie, Vice President, Transguard.

The EU introduced ACC3 regulation in 2012 requiring carriers to meet EU-standards on cargo screening measures; documentation; identification and processing of high-risk cargo; and staff recruitment as well as training. Emirates is set to obtain ACC3 validation at additional airports from which Emirates operates direct flights into the EU before the July deadline.

With the transport of air cargo being such an important commercial aspect of Emirates’ core business, Emirates Group Security places the highest importance to protecting and safeguarding the company’s cargo interests.

“While the ACC3 validation is specifically for carriers with cargo bound for the EU, Emirates Group Security is constantly reviewing processes to ensure that all cargo being transported, including those on passenger aircraft, are effectively screened and free from prohibited items. It is our priority to study and look at how we can further integrate such stringent security standards into a larger worldwide Supply Chain Security System,” Dr Al Hashimi added.

An approved, independent inspector reviewed the air cargo processing and security measures in place at SkyCargo’s facility in Dubai. The Department for Transport of the United Kingdom of Great Britain granted Emirates’ ACC3 status on behalf of the EU.

The EU introduced ACC3 regulation in 2012 requiring carriers to meet EU-standards on cargo screening measures; documentation; identification and processing of high-risk cargo; and staff recruitment as well as training. Emirates is set to obtain ACC3 validation at additional airports from which Emirates operates direct flights into the EU before the July deadline.

With the transport of air cargo being such an important commercial aspect of Emirates’ core business, Emirates Group Security places the highest importance to protecting and safeguarding the company’s cargo interests.

“While the ACC3 validation is specifically for carriers with cargo bound for the EU, Emirates Group Security is constantly reviewing processes to ensure that all cargo being transported, including those on passenger aircraft, are effectively screened and free from prohibited items. It is our priority to study and look at how we can further integrate such stringent security standards into a larger worldwide Supply Chain Security System,” Dr Al Hashimi added.

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