July 28th, 2014

Certification as
„Known Consignor“  

With the successful certification as „Known Consignor” by the German Federal Aviation Authority, Hess laid the groundwork for shorter shipping times for the international movement of goods. As „Known Consignor” Hess takes aviation security into account and is able to deliver products faster as in future there will be no additional security checks before air-freight shipments.

Better delivery quality, shorter delivery times

Basis for this certification from June 2014 was the security declaration of the known consignor. Hess pledges to comply with set security measures for air-freight shipments during processing, storage and transport of goods. This ensures supply chain security all the way from Hess to the airline without additional time-consuming checks. Additionally, annual internal validations ensure the maintenance of a secure supply chain within the company.

Strict standards for the international movement of goods

After the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001, the conditions for the international movement of goods were tightened significantly. Globally new standards for the exchange of goods were implemented. Newly developed certification systems such as the „Known Consignor” are to ensure maximum security for the international transport of goods. As „Known Consignor” Hess fulfils the comprehensive requirements for the air-freight certification at the headquarters of the company in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany.