• General Acceptance
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    A shipment may be accepted on behalf of any carrier which GMIAL Cargo Services is appointed as the GHA for said carrier subject to the availability of services to the final destination and suitable equipment and shipments must meet local government regulations and handling regulation and handling regulations of GMIAL Cargo Services.

  • Reservations
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    Reservation should be made prior to acceptance of cargo. In case, respective Airline office carries out cargo reservation, it must be ensured that all necessary details for the acceptance and carriage of the shipment are provided well ahead of time. Such details should include flight details for multi-sector connections and also load plan with respect to aircraft types in case of handling special cargo. A pre-alert (full details including load plan) should be sent to GMIAL Cargo Services six hours ahead of schedule departure.

  • Cut Off Time
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    • - General Cargo = (03 hours before schedule departure)
    • - Perishable Cargo (PER) and Live Animals (AVI) = (02 hours before schedule departure)
    • - Diplomatic Mail (DIP) / Express Cargo / P.O Mail = (02 hours before schedule departure)
    • - Transshipment Cargo = (24 hours before schedule departure)
    • - Quick Ramp Transfer Cargo = (01 hour 30 minutes before schedule departure)

    Note Cargo should be handed over to GMIAL CARGO after completion of MNDF/Customs and if ULD loading required, after the loading (ready for carriage)

  • Obtaining Weight
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    All shipments must be accepted after obtaining the weight. Shipments can be weighedat GMIAL Cargo Warehouse.

  • Volume Weight
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    The cubic volume of a consignment is established by applying the greatest length, the greatest width and the greatest height of the consignment or its packages.

  • Chargeable Weight
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    The chargeable weight is the actual gross weight or volume weight, whichever is higher, provided that where a lower charge for a higher minimum weight applies, the greater shall be retained as chargeable weight.

  • Packaging
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    Packing should be such that it will be able to withstand normal handling and the conditions encountered during air transportation. Goods must be packed and labeled in such a way that they will not cause any damage to the aircraft and other goods. Any packages with improper packing will not be accepted for uplift and such packages shall be rejected thereof.

  • Packing Materials
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    Many countries forbid the use of packing material such as hay, straw, jute-sacks...etc. IATA TACT Rules, Section7, must be referred to specific rules.

  • Small Packages
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    Shippers should be advised to make packages sufficiently large, in order to prevent them from being misplaced. Small, thin envelopes, received for carriage, must be attached to an AWB. In such cases the wording "Cargo Attached to the Air Waybill" must be inserted in a prominent way in the handling information column of the AWB and the same should also be indicated in the cargo manifest.

  • Dangerous Goods
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    For all aspects of packing of Dangerous Goods refer to current edition of IATA Dangerous Goods Regulation.

  • Live Animals
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    Packing of all live animal shipments must be in accordance with the instructions given in the current IATA Live Animal Regulations. These regulations cover container acceptance standard, labeling, marking, general requirements.

  • Valuables
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    Valuable Cargo must be adequately packed and must reveal any attempt to tamper with the package. Any Valuable Cargo which appears to be damaged or with substandard packing should not be accepted. Shippers may be advice to make packages of minimum 15cm x 10cm x 5cm dimension to avoid them being misplaced.

  • Perishables
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    Packing of all perishable shipments must be in accordance with the instructions given in the current IATA Perishable Handling Book.

  • Human Remains
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    When not cremated, HUMAN REMAINS must be contained in a hermetically sealed lead or zinc inner coffin placed inside a wooden coffin. The inner may be protected from damage by an outer packing and covered by canvas or tarpaulin so that the nature of its contents is not apparent.

  • Marking Of Packages
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    Each package must be clearly and legibly marked, showing the name, address of the consignee, shipper and other details as shown on the AWB. In case of domestic cargo, individual pieces must be marked with the weight so that correct loading procedures can be followed.

  • Labelling Of Packages
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    All packages must be labeled with an airline identification label. This can be done with the sticker type or tie-on type of label. The label must be completed showing all the relevant information.

    • - Air Waybill number.
    • - Destination (in full or IATA three letter code)
    • - Total number of pieces
    • - City/Airport of Departure
    • - Transit point (for transfer shipments only)
    • - Total weight of the shipment
    • - HAWB number if necessary


  • Dangerous Goods
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    All labels (hazard and handling) used on packages of Dangerous Goods and outer packs containing Dangerous Goods must confirm in shape, color, format, symbol and text to IATA DGR section7

  • Live Animals
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    Ensure containers bear consignee's name and address and "LIVE ANIMALS" and "ORIENTATION" labels. Special SPF labels should be attached to containers carrying SPECIFIC PATHOGEN FREE animals. (For details please refer IATA Live Animal Regulation current edition.

  • Valuables
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    Each package must bear the name and address of the consignee and clearly the Air Waybill number, Destination, number and weight of the packages.

    Note There must be NO marking or Description on the package indicating that the contents are valuable.

  • Human Remains
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    It is MANDATORY to attach an orientation label and a cargo identification label.

    Note No Cargo must be uplifted without proper Making & Labeling.

  • Cargo Attached to Airway Bill
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    Very Small Shipments may be attached to air waybill to avoid misplacing of the package and easier handling. In such cases air waybill handling information column must be updated with the relevant information. Eg: words like "Cargo Attached to Air waybill" may be inserted.

  • Ready For Carriage
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    GMIAL Cargo Services must deliver cargo in "Ready for Carriage" condition. When accepting cargo from such agents, the following aspects must be checked.

  • Airway Bill
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    • - Air Waybill
    • - The Air Waybill must be issued in accordance with section 6 of TACT rules.
    • - The agent may remove the following copies:
    • a) Original 3 (for shipper)
    • b) Copy 9 (for agent)
    • c) Revenue Copy (for carrier)

    Note All other parts of the Air Waybill must be handed over to Island Aviation Service Cargo along with the consignment.

  • Loading
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    Shipments needing ULD loading must be handed over to GMIAL CARGO after completion of such loading.tion Service Cargo along with the consignment.

  • Documents Required To GMIAL Cargo
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    Shipments needing ULD loading must be handed over to GMIAL CARGO after completion of such loading.tion Service Cargo along with the consignment.

    • - Airway bill (minimum 07 copies)
    • - Shipper's Instruction for Dispatch (SID)
    • - Acceptance Form

    • - PERISHABLE CARGO - (Government, airline and destination required documents)
    • - LIVE ANIMALS - (Government, airline and destination required documents)
    • - DANGEROUS GOODS - (DGD, Checklist, airline and destination required documents)
    • - HUMAN REMAIN - (Government, airline and destination required documents)


 
 
 
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