Happy customers are those, who prefer IATA accredited Plures air cargo agency.
The IATA Vision and Plures
Starting out by the motto of "Global Development, Regional Delivery", IATA and hence those distinguished IATA accredited air cargo agencies such as Plures, have 6 crucial functions:
Security, special cargo, border management, e-cargo & quality, operations, sector management.
The sub-categories of these IATA functions, which are crucial regarding the air cargo sector and its clients, are as follows;
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- Transportation of dangerous goods
- Transportation of Lithium batteries
- Extensive database
IATA works in cooperation with national governments, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), aircraft industry authorities and sector specialists who define and apply the security regulations.
In addition, IATA creates productive and efficient standards and guidebooks to be used in audits conducted for minimizing security risks. All this work is again, sustained together with the airlines and its sector partners. Conscious of the fact that the security of the airway cargo transportation depends on the joint work, share of information and global standards, Plures (Istanbul / Turkey)delivers your air cargo with global security standards under the guarantee of IATA.
2- SPECIAL CARGO TRANSPORTATION
- Live animals
- Cold Chain
- CEIV Pharma
Not only the dangerous goods, but the transportation of special cargo such as live animals and perishables also require special regulations, standards and training. IATA works hand in hand with the sector representatives in order to apply these rules and procedures. With its implementation of CEIV pharmaceutical logistics in 2014, IATA has taken a crucial step in the industry aiming to transport and handle pharmaceuticals in line with the requirements of shippers and manufacturers.
When you work with Plures (Istanbul / Turkey), the air cargo logistic operations of your cargo which are required to be delivered under specific conditions, are handled under IATA guarantee and within the frame of internationally accepted rules.
3- BORDER MANAGEMENT
- Customs & Trade Facilitation
The efficiency of the security precautions is extremely important in international border management. In order to strengthen and support the supply chain, IATA operates based on universal standards such as Consignment Security Declaration (CSD) and its electronic version e-CSD, Cargo-XML and Advance Cargo Information (ACI). Apart from this, IATA Training and Development Institute has created a Center of Excellence (CEIV). In this center, IATA offers its partners guidance, training and support for the improvement of air cargo transportation security. Operating together with the World Customs Organization (WCO) and national customs authorities, IATA supports WCO's e-customs programs and WTO Bali Agreement regarding security for promoting global trade.
The aim of IATA is to prevent unnecessary delays of customers and other customs officials at the checkpoints, and to allow cargo to move faster.
When you work with Plures (Istanbul / Turkey), the customs procedures of your air cargo delivery are realized in a safe and prompt way within the frame of IATA regulations.
4- Quality & e-Cargo
- e-cargo / e-AWB (Air Waybill)
- Cargo 2000
e-Cargo, Technology & Quality, Cargo 2000
IATA guides the air cargo industry by improving the available standards; Offering new tools, it simplifies the adoption of new ventures and promotes the implementation of e-cargo, technology and quality.
e-Cargo (e- Freight): The purpose of this program is to eliminate paper from the air cargo transportation process, and instead to bring electronic data and messages into use. Simplified by IATA, the program is a venture across the industry, which is accepted by delivery companies, base loaders, sales and service agencies. The Electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB) is the very first step of the vision of e-cargo. Realized by 45 % in 2015, and to be completed up to 80 % by the end of 2016, the implementation of e-AWB is targeted to hit 100 % by the end of 2017.
The Cargo-XML messaging standards, in other words the preferred electronic communication methods between airlines and other cargo partners continue to improve in line with the works of IATA. The upcoming standards will replace the formerly utilized Cargo-IMP (Cargo Interchange Message Procedures). This way, cargo operation processes and customs requirements will be simplified. For this reason, IATA serves the sector by organizing training courses. An uninterrupted connection and accurate data exchange between the industry members are targeted under the favor of the communication standards IATA organizes.
Cargo 2000 (C2K): It is the name of the group which undertakes the mission of defining and implementing the quality standards of the cargo industry across the world. The main plan of the quality management system within the cargo industry is detailed with 19 critical steps. Turning MOP (Master Operating Plan) into a sectoral standard is one of the 5 objectives of IATA. The other priorities include the performance measures of the sector, redefining the growing memberships and working on the auditing programs for creating conscious consumers and senders. When you work with Plures Turkey, you know that your operations will be consummated in a qualified way by benefiting from the e-cargo services IATA has developed.
- Facilities and their structures
- Air Mail
Cargo Operations, Air Mail & ULD
Thousands of airports sustain cargo operations around the world, which creates a great risk regarding consistency and quality. IATA maintains a meticulous work regarding the determination of standards in actively provided ground handling services, the best application in the processors, global data consistency and conformity by the creation of necessary processes and procedures. IATA also evaluates the capacities of the facilities for the modernization of ground handling services in air transportation. It operates to increase the transparency and work talent in order to be "the best" in its industry.
Air-mail covers only the 3 % of the current air cargo industry. However, the number is expected to grow significantly due to the increase in e-trade activities. In order to overcome the inconveniences air-mail transportation may face, IATA improves the standards and procedures hand in hand with foundations such as Universal Postal Union (UPU).
Unit Load Devices (ULD)
ULD is the name given to the baggage loading tools such as pallet or container, which are used in air cargo transportation. ULDs enable large quantities of cargo to be handled as a single unit, and thus save on time and energy. ULDs are one of the crucial equipment which helps the aircraft take off on time. Each ULD has its own packaging list, which makes them easy to track.
The cost of lost and repaired ULDs are estimated to be around 300 million US dollars annually. The amount does not include the flight delays and cancellations due to inaccessibility, and the losses experienced in result of inappropriate ULD transports.
With the increasing number of wide-body aircrafts, the management of ULDs has become a crucial factor for the efficiency of the air cargo transportation industry. Ensuring the right ULD is at the right place at the right time and under the right conditions is critically important for airway transportation operations as well as the financial management of the business. IATA develops standards and procedures regarding the maintenance, safety and the transportation of the ULDs. In addition, IATA also assists its member agencies in conforming with these regulations. When you work with Plures (Istanbul / Turkey), you will be sure that your air cargo operations will be led meticulously, and will be supervised according to the international norms determined by IATA.
6- AIR CARGO SECTOR MANAGEMENT
- Sector transformation
- Air cargo carbon footprint
- FACE program
- Cargo delivery interface
- Network connections
- Key Account
- Communication & Social Aids
The Management, Optimization, Sustainability and Associations of the Air Cargo Sector
In result of the pressure of the increasing competitiveness of the sector, air cargo transporters within IATA have set a goal until 2020: The optimization of all the factors within the sector in order to provide more TRANSPARENT, more RELIABLE and more PREDICTABLE services to individual and corporate clients who conduct deliveries.
In order to reach this goal, officials focus on the modernization of the air cargo transportation processes, quality improvement and the expansion of the service range. IATA contributes to these sectoral optimizations by categorizing the primary subjects and taking steps in the direction.
IATA also launches initiatives regarding the prevention of environmental, social and economic problems for improving the long-term strategies of air cargo Turkey transportation and its investments. While contributing to the development of its sector with the Future Air Cargo Executive (FACE) program and its tripod strategy, IATA also fulfills its environmental responsibilities within the scope of Air Cargo Carbon Footprint (ACCF). IATA considers its partnerships important for the development of air cargo transportation sector. Cooperating with foundations such as Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG); International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA); The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and the Global Shippers Forum (GSF), IATA non-stop continues to push on its effort of creating a globally joint voice for air cargo transportation.
Currently, IATA has been focused on the subjects of e-trade, facilitation of customs and trade, security and sustainability. Until end of 2016, IATA will act as the Chairman and Secretary of Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG).
When you work with Plures (Istanbul / Turkey), your customs procedures are completed faster whereas your logistics operations are conducted in a more reliable way. You will experience the exclusiveness of receiving a TRANSPARENT, RELIABLE and PREDICTABLE service under the guarantee of IATA. Plures customers are the happy customers.