After a complex audit, Leschaco Iberia, the Spanish branch of the globally active logistics service provider Leschaco, was accredited by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to act as an IATA cargo agent. This means that 14 of the 24 countries, in which Leschaco is currently represented with its own offices, are official IATA cargo agents. With this certification, Leschaco guarantees its customers reliable air freight services based on the internationally recognized quality standards of IATA.
"We are committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service quality and safety standards," said Oliver Kaut, Head of Global Product Management Airfreight. "With the IATA approval, we are expanding Leschaco Iberia's business and now have a fully certified process for our customers' airfreight shipments," added Mathias Reiser, Managing Director of Leschaco Iberia.
IATA is one of the world's leading aviation associations and is made up of representatives from 400 strategic partners in aviation and 300 airlines. Together, these airlines cover 82% of the world's air passenger and cargo traffic.
Through this network, Leschaco Iberia is now represented as an IATA cargo agent in all the world's major cities and can dispatch its customers' air cargo shipments directly, quickly and on time according to their requirements, coordinate the loading and unloading of air cargo, collect freight and handle customs formalities. In addition, IATA cargo agents can issue documents on behalf of airlines, such as an air waybill (AWB), and have access to the e-freight project, which aims to digitise the industry - including the creation of electronic air waybills (e-AWB).
IATA's tasks include setting uniform tariffs and conditions and standardising processes in international air transport. The association sets worldwide standards for safety, handling and processing. IATA declares companies that meet certain requirements to be agents. In addition to providing proof of their financial capacity and professional competence, IATA cargo agents must regularly train employees in the proper handling of dangerous goods.