AAT is the First Air Cargo Terminal Operator in Hong Kong Accredited as Authorized Economic Operator
Asia Airfreight Terminal Co., Ltd. (AAT) is the first air cargo terminal operator in Hong Kong that has been successfully accredited as an “Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)” with the highest “Tier 2” status of compliance with effect from 18 March 2014, under the certification regime of Hong Kong AEO Programme (HKAEO) administered by Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department (C&ED).
“AEO” is a concept governed under the World Customs Organization’s “SAFE Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade”. The Programme promotes the customs-to-business partnership to enhance international supply chain security and facilitate the movement of legitimate goods. To achieve this accreditation, AAT has to ensure that internal policies and procedures meet the standards of C&ED of which officials conduct on-site validations on AAT’s implementation of related security measures and procedures.
The attainment of the AEO (Tier 2) status demonstrates AAT’s fortitude in achieving internationally recognized industry standards and recognition as a credible and secure partner.
Mr Khaw Hock Eng, General Manager of AAT, “It is our great honour that AAT is the first air cargo terminal operator successfully accredited as an AEO (Tier 2). Being one of the AEOs among 16 accredited companies in Hong Kong, AAT is a recognized and trusted partner of Hong Kong Customs & Excise Department. The accreditation has further strengthened our commitment to the air cargo industry, which is also in line with our corporate mission – „To be the best choice service provider of total airfreight solutions for customers‟. With this AEO status, customers of AAT can enjoy the facilitation and processes to boost their businesses further.”
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Asia Airfreight Terminal Co., Ltd. (AAT) is a cargo terminal operator that provides total airfreight solutions in Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). As a key link in the supply chain, we understand our dual role of raising the industry standards, and increasing customer satisfaction. We are focused to invest in state-of-the-art facilities and establish stringent service standards. Ultimately, it is building strong lasting affinity with our customers that matters at AAT.
AAT have invested in state-of-the-art facilities, established stringent service standards and developed a user-friendly IT system to meet the high demands of the air logistics industry. AAT’s web-based Cargo Management System (CMS) opens up a suite of e-cargo solutions to customers and users by fully integrating with government, airlines and other air cargo community systems. With over 400 employees, AAT’s team of well-trained professionals has consistently exceeded the service standards set by the Airport Authority Hong Kong and its customers.
AAT has also put in place internationally recognized management systems, including ISO9001:2008 to ensure proper documentation of its procedures and continuous improvements in its processes. It has also implemented AHS1000 to set up a proper platform for its airline customers to feedback on its performance and to continuously improve its products and service delivery. Moreover, AAT has also been awarded Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001:2007 for its continuous effort to improve the management systems for employees’ health and safety. In terms of security, AAT has attained the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Freight Security Requirements (FSR) Warehouse Classification A Certification and been accredited as an Authorized Economic Operator (Tier 2). In addition, AAT has successfully certified as the Platinum Member of Cargo 2000 GHA and attained ISAGO Registration, demonstrating AAT’s commitment and determination to drive the industry standards forward.