The Known Consignor KC

In air freight logistics, security plays a crucial role. A central concept in this area is the "Known Consignor", a certification that logistics industry companies strive for to optimize security processes and increase efficiency. In this article, you will learn what a Known Consignor is, how to achieve this status, and the benefits it offers.

What is a Known Consignor?

A Known Consignor is a company recognized by the aviation authorities as a secure supplier of air cargo. This status certifies that the company meets all required security measures to release cargo directly for air transport without the need for additional security checks at the airport.

The Path to Becoming a Known Consignor

To obtain Known Consignor status, a company must undergo a comprehensive certification process. This includes:


Security Assessment: A thorough review of the company's security measures and processes.

Staff Training: Employees must be trained in relevant security procedures.

Regular Reviews: Compliance with prescribed security standards and regular audits by authorities.

Benefits of Being a Known Consignor

Time Savings: Eliminating additional security checks at the airport significantly reduces handling time.

Cost Efficiency: Fewer delays and faster processes lead to a more efficient logistics chain and cost savings.

Competitive Advantage: Known Consignor status enhances customer trust and can provide a competitive edge.

Security and Compliance

As a Known Consignor, a company makes a significant contribution to air cargo security. This requires continuous monitoring and adjustment of security measures to meet high standards and ensure compliance.

The Known Consignor KC
The Known Consignor KC


Known Consignor status is of great importance for companies in the air freight industry. It offers not only advantages in terms of efficiency and security but also highlights the company's commitment to high security standards. By acquiring this status, companies can optimize their processes and offer additional security to their customers.


A Known Shipper is an individual or company that has been approved by the competent national authority as a trusted and secure sender of air cargo.


Unlike the regulated agent or Known Consignor, the air cargo security of a Known Shipper is ensured through the security measures taken at the shipment location. The Known Shipper must adhere to specific security standards and procedures to ensure that all air cargo shipments from their company are safely packaged and shipped. These may include training employees in security matters, verifying the identity of individuals who have access to the shipping area, and monitoring goods that enter the shipping area.


As a Known Shipper, one has the right to package and label air cargo within their own company before it is loaded onto an aircraft. This ensures that all potentially hazardous items or substances are removed from the air cargo before it goes on board an aircraft. This is essential to ensure the safety of passengers and crews on flights and minimize potential threats.


Adherence to regulations and standards in air cargo security is essential to ensure the safety of passengers and crews on flights and minimize potential threats. Known Shippers play an important role in this process by ensuring that all air cargo shipments from their company are safely and appropriately packaged and shipped in accordance with applicable standards.



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