SAHCOL OBTAINS EUROPEAN UNION ACC3 VALIDATION

Yemisi Izuora

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The European Union (EU) has designated the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) as a 3rd country European Union Aviation Security Validated Regulated Agent.

The validation certificate was issued to SAHCOL after an onsite confirmation of the implementations of the security controls, which were certified to be in compliance with the objectives of EU/EEA bound air cargo and air mail.

According to the EU regulations 173/2012 and 1082/2012, all air cargo and air mail entering the European Union from Third  Countries Airports, otherwise called ACC3 should be validated and approved by the appropriate authority from a European Union state to be able to transport secured cargo to the European Union.

ACC3’s are obliged under EU regulation EU1082 to ensure that cargo and mail destined for the EU is screened or comes from a secure supply chain. From 1st July 2014, the EU regulations state that ACC3’s must be in possession of security verifications of their cargo and mail operations at the relevant non-EU airports. This verification activity must be undertaken by an Independent Validator, certified by an EU regulator.

By this validation, all customers using the SAHCOL warehouse are ensured of reliable security verification of all air cargo & mail operations bound for countries under the European Union.

The new face of SAHCOL has experienced massive deployment of modern state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, construction of  a modern Corporate Headquarter, construction of a first class fully automated Customs Bounded Warehouse and Building, increase in quality trained manpower, International Certifications, increase in clientele base, and many more.

SAHCOL is an Aviation Ground Handling Company (100 percent owned by the SIFAX Group), which has brought its experience to bear in the day to day performance of its duties, which includes Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo Handling/Warehousing, Aviation Security, Baggage Reconciliation, Crew Bus and Executive Lounge Services, and other related Ground Handling Services; ensuring that Ground Handling Services to all clientele is executed in an efficient, speedy and safe manner, in line with international best practices, while also ensuring that the right tools are deployed

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