IAG Cargo has partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to deploy its Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) technology to automate the acceptance of dangerous goods shipments from London Heathrow.

DG AutoCheck is a digital technology that facilitates the acceptance of dangerous goods by checking all regulations, rules and guidelines contained in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), and converts them into an automated validation solution, allowing IAG Cargo Verify Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD) compliance against the latest industry regulations faster.

To do this, the platform uses optical character recognition technology that allows paper-based processes to be monitored digitally.

The platform facilitates the verification of package marks and labels on dangerous goods shipments.

“IAG Cargo handles thousands of dangerous goods shipments every year. Compliance checks on these complex shipments can take a long time. Implementing the IATA DG AutoCheck platform will eliminate manual processes to transform and automate dangerous goods acceptance checks while increasing safety and operational efficiency,” said John Cheetham, Commercial Director at IAG Cargo.