BIACC Sdn Bhd participated in the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Cargo and Mail Security Forum held in Geneva, Switzerland, recently.
Representing BIACC were Ak Sufitra Pg Bubin, Deputy Manager Customer Service and Operations; Mohammad Ali Dr Hj Abdullah, HSE and Security Officer; and Ariffin Hj Emran, Managing Director.
Among the attendees at the forum were policy makers and technical experts from European Commission, ICAO, IATA, World Custom Organization, TIACA, Universal Postal Union, UK Revenue & Customs, and airline industry.
The forum provided a platform for discussions between industry experts and regulators about critical issues facing the industry such as Electronic Consignment Security Declaration’s impact on air cargo security chain of custody, facilitation of trade and harmonisation, the removal of mail exemptions from security requirements and the consequential link between the postal service and airlines, and the pre-arrival and pre-departure advance electronic information solutions.
Aviation industry has been facing many security challenges and the regulators have to take consistent steps to enhance the protection of the aviation sector including tightening check baggage screening requirements and mandating hardened cockpit doors. On the cargo and mail security aspects, attention has now been given to creating baseline cargo standards, implementing ACC3 and other regulatory changes to ensure security requirements are appropriately balanced against the requirements of facilitation and economic viability.
BIACC, a government-linked company, is the aviation cargo ground handling service provider at the Brunei International Airport which plays equal important roles alongside the Department of Civil Aviation, Royal Brunei Police Force and Royal Brunei Airlines in strengthening the security of air cargo supply chain.