Standard Ground Handling Agreement (Sgha) of January 2018

SGHA 2018 does not fully address privacy, although the definition of tickets has been extended to e-tickets. The original clause 5.10 of the SGHA 2013, which stated that “in providing the Services, the parties undertake to comply with all applicable data protection laws”, has been deleted. The training provisions of the new clause 5.6 set out at a minimum the awareness of material handlers of the rules and regulations and refer to the IATA documents in section 5.3. It will be interesting to see how claims are handled and whether this leads to internal airline processes for tracking and tracking cargo claims. Improvements can occur if airlines use more detailed documentation requirements for cargo shipments and the handling of irregularities (in Annex A, points 5.3.1 and 5.7 respectively). SGHA 2018 has identified more comprehensive audit rights under clause 5.9 to allow other airlines within an IATA audit pool to audit the liquidation entity for the benefit of that pool. There are currently 37 airlines in the ISAGO audit pool that can benefit from joint operational audit reports for the same manager at a given airport. The insolvency of the carrier may also have deeper effects. For example, the UK`s CAA suspended Monarch Airlines` AOC when it filed for bankruptcy in October 2017, forcing it to cease operations with immediate effect. They no longer needed groundhandling services. Amended clause 7.3 and new clause 7.4 grant the Trader the right to suspend services if the Carrier does not require immediate or cash payment or advance payment in the event of insolvency.

Given the historical liquidity issues that some airlines have faced, it is perhaps surprising that these clauses have not been previously included in the SGHA. This does not mean that companies that unravel will be anything other than unsecured creditors for unpaid invoices. Depending on the applicable law of the SGHA, advance payments or cash advances may violate applicable local bankruptcy regulations. The 38th edition of IATA`s Airport Handling Manual (AHM) is now online. The AHM includes the latest version of the SGHA, which reflects developments in aviation and beyond, and has emerged from consultations and contributions from airlines, handling companies and other industry stakeholders. In THE 2013 GSA CASE, there was some confusion about the deadline for a carrier`s claim for compensation. The confusion was caused by the following sentence: “Any application shall be made within the time limits set out in Article 31.2 of the 1999 Montreal Convention.” Article 31.2 specifies the time limits of the Convention for the submission of claims by the person entitled to deliver in respect of damaged and delayed goods, which are 14 and 21 days respectively. It does not deal with a carrier`s claims against a ground handler. IATA has explicitly referred to its decisions and standard practices as reference points for the provision of services to businesses and has listed them verbatim in new paragraphs 5.3 (a) and (b).

In 2013, the IATA Groundhandling Board approved the use of the Yellow Pages to publish the text amending Annex B in the years between the new versions of the SGHA. Annex B of the SGHA 2018 now fully includes the Yellow Pages in paragraph 8. In the future, this will provide some flexibility in the basic model. This new clause protects handling companies in the event that an airline tries to circumvent an adverse contract and simply take its requirements “at source”. 1 IATA Airport Handling Manual AHM 810, January 2013 STANDARD GROUNDHANDLING AGREEMENT (SGHA) between: and: The agreement includes: MAIN AGREEMENT and, if necessary, of course, airlines have their own ground operations manual, other service provider policies, codes of conduct, guidelines on how to get there, customer service (. B for example, a charter client), a style and even a brand image. Handling companies are often the face of an airline at an airport. Air carriers must provide sufficient information to enable terminals to carry out their handling properly (new section 5.1). Gha ground handling agent. Here are the only 2 punctuation marks that are acceptable according to the IATA standard:.

e-AWB processing procedure for freight forwarders. The new clause 3.3 of the SGHA 2018 prohibits self-handling if a freight forwarder has already outsourced it as part of the SGHA. In Europe, for example, the 1996 European Groundhandling Directive (96/67/EC) opened up the groundhandling market to competition and maintained the air carrier`s general freedom to self-help at an airport. In practice, however, it is difficult to imagine unless an airline has sufficient resources (such as ground support personnel and equipment) ready to follow in the footsteps of an established handler. Most airlines are lean and getting thinner. Data protection has been included in the compliance checklist in section 1.1 of the SGHA 2018. This change probably means that data protection will be brought to the level of prohibitions against corruption, competition and child labour. In addition, it is also reasonable not to overload the SGHA with legal language when it comes to data protection. Many of the changes are purely editorial in nature and change SGHA 2013. However, some changes are significant and focus on operational practices, improved standards, training, bankruptcy, claims, and compliance in general. We briefly reviewed the key changes to the main agreement and Appendix B and discussed what they might mean for users.

IATA SGHA 2013 MAIN AGREEMENT Article 12 Treaty authorisation ANNEX A. Movement and groundhandling equipment. Annual damages are estimated at more than $2 Review of IATA Standard Groundhandling Agreement 2018 The latest version of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) standard What about completely lost cargo? Article 31.2 of the MC99 does not prescribe an initial time limit for claims for loss of cargo, although any claim for damages expires if the proceedings are not commenced within two years (Article 35). Peter Coles Partner, Hong Kong T +852 3983 7711 E [email protected] page 1 of 3 Amendment No 2 to Annex B 1.0_ PRG CSAH Amendment No 2 to Annex B1.0 to the IATA Model Agreement on Groundhandling (SGHA) of January 2013 The provisions on the verification of travel documents in Annex A, section 2.2.3, seem more balanced and require handlers to: share the risk of fines for immigration offences. This issue could become more important, especially as some countries have adopted stricter immigration rules (and blue passports). Ultra Aviation Services, Inc. – Master AGREEMENT STANDARD GROUND HANDLING AGREEMENT (SGHA). apply in accordance with IATA and/or ICAO and/or other applicable rules,.

Some thought that the wording of the 2013 edition simply meant that a claim for compensation from the carrier would be invalid unless the consignee had submitted a claim within the 14/21 day period. Others argued that the carrier itself should also seek compensation within those time limits. Standard IATA delay codes (AHM730) 15. This publication contains the 2013 version of the IATA Standard Groundhandling Agreement (SGHA) as published in IATA. .