Air India SATS Airport Services (AISATS), a joint venture between Air India and SATS, has been awarded the TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association) certification for its Bengaluru Cargo Terminal.
This achievement makes it the first Indian airport services provider to be certified for the highest security requirement, namely TAPA Freight Security Requirements Class A.
TAPA is a global forum that unites global manufacturers, logistics providers, freight carriers, law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders with the common aim of reducing losses within international supply chains. TAPA currently has over 600 member companies across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the US and Asia.
“At AISATS, we have always been aiming to provide the best handling services, keeping in mind utmost safety and security standards. Receiving the TAPA certification for our Bengaluru Cargo Terminal only affirms our strict adherence to the highest international standards. TAPA certification process requires the company to pass a detailed independent audit of our physical premises, to ensure strict compliance with numerous freight security requirements. We are proud to have successfully implemented these parameters in our processes,” commented Willy Ko, CEO of AISATS.
AISATS’ Bengaluru Cargo Terminal was certified by TAPA for adhering to TAPA’s stringent and high security standards for its warehouse operations, such as tight access controls, secure handling of high-value products, high-tech equipment for cargo handling and installation of vital surveillance and alarm systems.