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Leschaco Iberia successfully certified as IATA cargo agent

Bremen, Germany | Valencia, Spain - November 2023: After a complex audit, Leschaco Iberia, the Spanish branch of the globally active logistics service provider Leschaco, was accredited by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to act as an IATA cargo agent. This means that 14 of the 24 countries, in which Leschaco is currently represented with its own offices, are official IATA cargo agents. With this certification, Leschaco guarantees its customers reliable air freight services based on the internationally recognised quality standards of IATA.

"We are committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service quality and safety standards," said Oliver Kaut, Head of Global Product Management Airfreight. "With the IATA approval, we are expanding Leschaco Iberia's business and now have a fully certified process for our customers' airfreight shipments," added Mathias Reiser, Managing Director of Leschaco Iberia.

IATA is one of the world's leading aviation associations and is made up of representatives from 400 strategic partners in aviation and 300 airlines. Together, these airlines cover 82% of the world's air passenger and cargo traffic. 

Through this network, Leschaco Iberia is now represented as an IATA cargo agent in all the world's major cities and can dispatch its customers' air cargo shipments directly, quickly and on time according to their requirements, coordinate the loading and unloading of air cargo, collect freight and handle customs formalities. In addition, IATA cargo agents can issue documents on behalf of airlines, such as an air waybill (AWB), and have access to the e-freight project, which aims to digitise the industry - including the creation of electronic air waybills (e-AWB). 

IATA's tasks include setting uniform tariffs and conditions and standardising processes in international air transport. The association sets worldwide standards for safety, handling and processing. IATA declares companies that meet certain requirements to be agents. In addition to providing proof of their financial capacity and professional competence, IATA cargo agents must regularly train employees in the proper handling of dangerous goods.


Company information: The Leschaco Group is a traditional, owner-managed logistics service provider and offers intercontinental logistics solutions for sea and air freight as well as contract logistics and tank container operation. As proven partner for leading companies in plant construction and mechanical engineering, automotive, chemical and related industries, producers of consumer goods and pharmaceuticals. Leschaco offers comprehensive logistics solutions from one single source. Our globally standardised IT–environment guarantees the required high process transparency. The company was founded under the name of Lexzau, Scharbau by Wilhelm Lexzau and Julius Scharbau in Hamburg in 1879. Today, the group is represented in 24 countries worldwide. This network is supported by a carefully selected network of agents. The company insists on a sustainable business development and its headquarters are in Bremen.