GACA defines security steps for air cargo firms

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The two-day GACA workshop, sponsored by Riyadh Airports Company, shed the light on security and handling procedures for transporting hazardous materials through airports. — Courtesy photo

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH —
The General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) conducted a two-day workshop entitled "Sustaining Security Procedures for Air Cargo Companies".

GACA officials attended the workshop, along with air cargo companies accredited in the Kingdom, in addition to the participation of several government security agencies operating at airports throughout the country.

The two-day workshop, sponsored by Riyadh Airports Company, shed the light on security and handling procedures for transporting hazardous materials through airports. Furthermore, it offered an opportunity to develop solutions and recommendations to implement corrective measures to ensure compliance with them as required.

The workshop focused on the security procedures in the field of airports air cargo, and the latest emerging technical security measures in international airports. This in addition, to the latest solutions reached by international specialized companies in the field of air cargo security, and the rapid developments related to air cargo security, methods, and ways of implementing them throughout the Kingdom's airports.

The workshop addressed several topics, which included, the developments of air cargo security that include security inspection and control, the "Washaj Platform” and its role in contributing to the development and monitoring of performance. Furthermore, the workshop dealt with the mechanism of dealing with hazardous materials through the standards of ground services and the most basic requirements related to it. The accredited cargo companies must comply with the requirements, in accordance with international laws and regulations.

The workshop came as a continuation of GACA’s endeavor to spread a security culture, enhance human capabilities, improve prevention and quality assurance. This in addition to raising the level of skills, exchanging expertise and improving performance and services provided, especially with regard to security measures related to air cargo.


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