Cargo Receipt and Inspection

Process the receipt of cargo in accordance with established guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)



Competency Area

Cargo Operations


Carry out verification checks on cargo to ensure cargo is fit for shipments or delivery

Carry out data transfer and data entry for required documentation

Conduct checks to ensure cargo documentation is accurate and complete

Inspect the conditions of cargo packaging and dimensions to verify airworthiness and ensure cargo is fit for shipments

Verify cargo labelling according to types, dimensions and/or special requirements

Confirm total cargo weight against master Air Waybills (AWB) to ensure accuracy

Coordinate security screening and identify undeclared dangerous goods

Monitor the receipt of cargo

Verify documentation to ensure accuracy and compliance with IATA and regulatory requirements

Perform checks to ensure accurate cargo labelling

Conduct verification checks against physical cargo and documentation or data received

Examine discrepancies in cargo weight and security issues

Escalate security threats and undeclared dangerous goods to relevant authorities

Oversee the receipt of cargo

Evaluate the adherence of cargo receipt and inspection processes to SOPs and safety requirements

Assign manpower requirements or resources to meet service standards of airlines and regulator set Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

Highlight discrepancies to airline customers or regulator

Disseminate knowledge materials from airline customers to relevant stakeholders according to IATA standards

Collaborate with relevant authorities to investigate cargo security threats

Review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for cargo receipt

Propose recommendations to enhance cargo receipt and inspection processes

Manage the impact of changing IATA standards on cargo documentation

Evaluate the efficiency of cargo receipt and inspection processes through data analysis from point of receipt to delivery of cargo

Review documentation processes and recommend enhancements by referencing international guidelines and standards