British Airways World Cargo joins DHL Strategic Air Cargo Security PartnershipLondon/Bonn, 03/22/2010, 11:00 AM CET
British Airways joins DHL Global Forwarding in their commitment to make air transport more secure.
DHL Global Forwarding and British Airways World Cargo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Strategic Air Cargo Security Partnership, a DHL Global Forwarding initiative. As one of DHL's preferred air carriers, British Airways World Cargo joins this program, and becomes a vital member together with other important airlines from North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
The basis of this partnership is to create a common understanding of standard operating procedures for high-value and high-risk air cargo that support and fulfil customer and governmental security requirements. Another core element is common exchange of security best practices and information on crime trends which underlines the partnership approach.
"We are delighted to be teaming up with DHL - we recognize the importance and value of such a partnership in enhancing supply chain security," said Steve Gunning, Managing Director, British Airways World Cargo.
"We are very pleased to welcome British Airways World Cargo in our security partnership program. Both parties can now combine their expertise to contribute jointly making the supply chain more secure. The close cooperation with our main partners in the airline sector is an essential part of our strategic direction to our customers with the best-in-class security approach," stated Michael Schaecher, Executive Vice-President and Head of Global Airfreight DHL Global Forwarding.