Emirates SkyCargo and DCAA sign MoU for transport of dangerous goods

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Emirates SkyCargo and the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) have signed an MoU to streamline processes for the transportation of dangerous goods.

Under the terms of the agreement, the two entities will work together to strengthen mechanisms to “proactively share” information on certain classes of dangerous goods booked for transport on Emirates SkyCargo through Dubai.

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This will complement the information that is already provided as part of the Dangerous Goods Declaration. This information is submitted to the DCAA as part of the approvals process for the transportation of goods classified as dangerous in accordance with IATA’s Dangerous Goods Regulations.

The MoU also aims to develop an approval process for transporting such cargo, which the partners said would create “better efficiency and reduce wait times” prior to transportation.

Emirates divisional senior vice president, cargo Nabil Sultan said: “Safety is one of the key operational pillars for Emirates and through this agreement we will work closely with the authorities to ensure that our dangerous goods operations are efficient and comply with all safety requirements.”

DCAA executive director, aviation security and accident investigation sector Mohammed Abdulla Lengawi commented: “The MoU will link the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority system with that of Emirates SkyCargo and contribute to streamlined processes for the transport of dangerous goods, making it easier for customers including air freight agents to obtain a ‘No Objection Certificate’ (NOC) for transporting the goods. We have issued over 26,090 NOCs through the DCAA system between 2018 and 2020.

“The memorandum ensures safety and a high degree of quality in the field for transporting dangerous goods, which serves various fields of work globally, as Dubai represents a strategic location and a logistical centre for air freight.”

Click here for Airline Cargo Management’s recent feature on transporting dangerous goods.

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