We are an accredited IATA Cargo Agent and our Certificate number is 27-4 7124. Companies involved in international airfreight and complying with appropriate license and legal requirements may be eligible for registration as an IATA Cargo Agent.
Affording benefits to both airlines and agents, IATA accreditation provides agents with industry recognition of their financial and professional competence and airlines with a worldwide distribution network of approved agents to sell their product.
Registered cargo agents are controlled and administered under a set of IATA resolutions. These government-approved rules establish the rights and obligations of the parties, as well as the procedures and requirements for agents who wish to obtain and to maintain industry accreditation, thus becoming part of the airlines global cargo distribution network.
IATA was formed in April 1945 in Havana, Cuba. At its founding, IATA consisted of 57 airlines from 31 countries. Much of IATA’s early work was technical and it provided input to the newly created International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which was reflected in the annexes of the Chicago Convention, the international treaty that still governs the conduct of international air transport today.
Aviation grew rapidly over the following decades and IATA’s work duly expanded. It transformed its trade association activities to take account of the new dynamics in aviation, which was seeing increasing demand for airfreight services. Price flexibility became increasingly important and the United States led the way into deregulation in 1978.
IATA has cemented its position as the voice of the aviation industry in recent years, launching a number of important programs and lobbying governments in the wake of successive crises. A number of standards are defined under the umbrella of IATA. One of the most important is the transport of dangerous goods (HAZMAT).