What is an IATA agent?
An IATA agent is an organisation that is authorised and regulated by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the purposes of international air transport.
When it comes to the transportation of goods, as is our case, the relevant organisation is an IATA cargo agent. An IATA cargo agent is entrusted with the transportation of goods by air.
The advantages of an IATA agent compared to a non-IATA authorised agent
IATA agents can issue documentation on behalf of airline companies, such as an Air Waybill (AWB), whereas non-IATA authorised agents cannot.
In addition, agents can access the e-freight project in which we have participated since 2012. The project aims to digitise the industry including creating an electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB), removing the need for printed documentation.
An IATA agent can also coordinate goods loading and unloading, collect freight and carry out customs formalities.
Belonging to this network means having access to all IATA member companies. There are currently 290 IATA member airlines that manage 80% of the world’s air traffic.
We are an IATA Accredited Agent. Working with an IATA cargo agent has numerous advantages including saving time which may be crucial to your operations, given that speed and immediacy are vital in air transport.