鑑於新型冠狀病毒近日疫情及政府日前頒佈的《預防及控制疾病(禁止羣組聚集)規例》(第599G章),本公司經慎重考慮,決定將2020年3月30日至4月12日 (共14天) 內所有培訓課程延期舉行,希望避免導師及學員聚集,有助減低疫情在社區擴散。

不便之處,敬請體諒。

In light of the escalating situation of COVID-19 in Hong Kong and the new Regulation Cap.599G to combat the epidemic, all training classes during 30 March and 12 April 2020 (14 days) will be postponed. We hope this can best preserve the health and safety of all trainers and trainees.

Further updates will be forthcoming when information is available. We thank you for your understanding.

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Was “Chemical Substances” the culprit, or the “Electronic Products”?

On November 4 2017, a fire broke out from an air cargo pallet at SuperTerminal 1. The pallet was a co-loading shipment containing both electronic products and chemical substance classified as Non Dangerous Good by the Shipper. This incident prompted CAD to issue DGAC 3/2017 circular to remind Air Cargo personnel to exercise extra vigilant when handling chemical substances by verifying the guarantee letter, the MSDS, and the content prior acceptance.

CAD later issued DGAC 4/2017 cirular, stating the incident was caused by dangerous goods that had not been properly classified, packed, marked, labelled and declared in accordance with the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.

To prevent incidents such as above which would have severely affect daily operations, business relationships, and reputation, please ensure that you conduct shipper screening as well as consignment screening. Please also ensure that every staff who processes air freights documents or the physical consignment (that includes, customer service, operations, sales) to attend all required trainings (DGA training for all staff processing air freights and DGR for staff who handles dangerous goods and signs off the Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods) and renew before expiry, to ensure full compliance and mitigate the chance of incident occurrence.

The full circulars can be found below.

Phasing out of known consignors by 30 June 2021 by ICAO, and as early as 2018 by Hong Kong CAD

Incident and accident cases such as above has a trending occurrence. In response to this trend, a new ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) policy direction required phasing-out consignors not approved by the appropriate authority for aviation security by 30 June 2021 the latest. Under the new policy direction, consignors will either have to be approved by an appropriate authority, or have their air cargoes subject to 100% security screening. However, at present, a consignor recognised by its partnering Regulated Agents (RA) or aircraft operator may still have its consignments treated as known cargoes. Thus, it will necessitate big adjustments to the existing RAR in Hong Kong.

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CAD DG Circular DGAC 3/2017


CAD DG Circular DGAC 4/2017

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