• ACAS Notification

    ACAS Notification

    The US Customs Border Protection (CBP) and Transport Security Administration‘s (TSA) ACAS (Air Cargo Advance Screening) program went live and was legally enforceable as of Wednesday, 12th June 2019.

    ACAS is administered on a 24/7 basis with the objective to improve the air cargo supply chain security to the US. ACAS applies to all air cargo shipments (at piece level) that are going to or through the US from a non-US location. The security risk assessment must be completed prior to loading on the aircraft.

    DHL Aviation will file the required shipment information in electric message format to ACAS for security risk assessment. We will file this information as asoon as we receive it from you our customer. Failure to complete the ACAS security risk assessment will mean delays to your shipments.

    To avoid risk of any delay / refusal / penalties, please:
    1. Provide both MAWB and HAWB information in electronic format (FWBv16 / FHLv4) via SITA messaging to BRUACER in advance of tendering your shipment.
    2. Ensure that the goods descriptions are complete, detailed and accurate. Upon receipt of the information, DHL Aviation will immediately file it.

    For any further clarification or questions, please refer to the following link:

    https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/ports-entry/cargo-security/acas

    Kind Regards

    Air Capacity Sales
    EUROPE

  • Japan ACI Security Filing

    Effective 1st April 2019, Japan Customs mandated all carriers to submit security filing for all air cargo into Japan. DHL Aviation requires all shippers to submit both MAWB (FWB v16) and HAWB (FHL v4) information to our DHL SITA address: BRUACER.

    In the event that data is missing or not submitted we will manually add it. In the case of a manual intervention, DHL Aviation or our respective handling agent, will apply the local handling charge for this manual data submission.

    If you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Kind Regards,
    Air Capacity Sales Europe

    For Bookings: acsbook.euap@dhl.com
    Website: https://aviationcargo.dhl.com

  • Ataturk Airport in Istanbul changes its IATA Airport Code to ISL

    As you may be aware a new airport opened in Istanbul recently. Effective 6th April the new airport (Istanbul Airport) will take over the IST airport code and the old airport (Ataturk Airport) will be known as ISL. DHL will continue to fly into Ataturk Airport and therefore the only thing that will change is the airport code from IST to ISL. Shipments can still be collected as normal from the current location.

    This also means effective 6th April you will need state ISL in your booking request and on your MAWB.

    We request your full support in this matter to ensure a smooth transition. If you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Kind Regards,
    Air Capacity Sales Europe

    For Bookings: acsbook.euap@dhl.com
    Website: https://aviationcargo.dhl.com

  • Hatching Eggs Update - New Commodity Code

    As of Monday, 7th January 2019, Hatching Eggs will need to be booked using the new commodity code HE. Any existing allocations have already been updated accordingly.

    We request your full support in this matter and very much look forward to an improved data quality environment, whilst delivering improved service quality as a result.

    If you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact us. As always we appreciate any feedback you provide.

    Kind Regards,
    Air Capacity Sales Europe

  • Data Quality Update – Goods Descriptions

    Customs authorities around the world require that goods descriptions be precise. The level of detail provided must allow Customs to pre-screen the cargo and conduct an adequate risk analysis. Therefore broad and general descriptions such as “computer”, “equipment”, “food”, “textiles”, “goods” etc are not allowed and will result in Customs process failures.

    Guidelines on what constitutes an acceptable and unacceptable description can be found on our website.  A compliant description is a detailed and accurate goods description enabling Customs to successfully identify the goods.

    For Direct MAWBs, the compliant goods description must appear on the physical MAWB and the FWB.

    For Consolidated shipments, the goods description of the MAWB should indicate Consolidation. The compliant goods descriptions for each HAWB must be included in the FHL message description field.

    At DHL Aviation we recognise the importance of compliant goods descriptions in the efficient handling of your cargo.  To further support you in this area, we are planning some upgrades in the near future:

    • We are working to improve our descriptions input fields in CMS and an updated CMS version will be released in the coming months, to reflect this.

    • We are also working on providing full message capability for IATA standard FWB/FHL messaging, details of which will be provided in the coming weeks.

    It is important to note that updating the goods description after the initial booking request or confirmation will not result in a re-booking. Your original booking confirmation will not be changed due to a goods description update.

    We request your full support in this important matter and look forward to a much improved data quality environment, delivering improved service quality as a result.   

    If you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact us. As always we appreciate any feedback you provide.

    Regards,
    Air Capacity Sales
    EUROPE

    For Bookings: acsbook.euap@dhl.com
    Website: https://aviationcargo.dhl.com