Animal air cargo transportation has become a crucial part of the global transportation industry. It plays an important role in moving pets from one place to another the safest way possible.
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the transportation of pets by air is subject to a set of rules and regulations to ensure their safety and welfare during transport.
The IATA has developed a comprehensive set of guidelines known as the Live Animals Regulations (LAR) that outlines the standards for the transport of live animals by air. The LAR sets out the requirements for airlines, freight forwarders, and shippers to ensure that animals are transported safely, humanely, and in accordance with international regulations.
One of the key requirements of the LAR is that pets must be transported in appropriate containers. These containers must be designed to ensure the safety and welfare of the animals during transport. The containers must be strong, durable, and able to withstand the rigors of air transport. They must also be appropriately sized for the animal to ensure that they can stand, sit, and lie down comfortably.
All pets must have access to food and water during transport. The amount and frequency of feeding and watering will depend on the type and size of the animal being transported.
In addition to the physical requirements for containers and feeding, it is also required to have standards for the handling of animals during transport. Airlines and freight forwarders must ensure that all personnel involved in the handling of animals are trained and qualified. They must also have appropriate equipment and facilities to handle animals safely and efficiently.
One of the most critical aspects of animal air cargo transportation is the temperature and ventilation of the containers and the airplanes. There are specific guidelines for temperature control during transport to ensure that animals are not subjected to extreme temperatures.
Usually pet transportation as live cargo is done in a passenger flight, at the cargo hold. They travel on a special compartment, not together with suitcases or anything, just pets! The airlines also do not put cats and dogs together, as this can disturb the pets. They also restrict the number of animals per flight. The cargo hold is pressurized, and it has light and temperature control, so they can see their food and water dispensers but nothing else, so they can feel a good environment to sleep.
It is also important to follow the guidelines for the care and welfare of pets before and after transport. Shippers and consignors are responsible for ensuring that pets are in good health and fit for transport. They must also ensure that they are provided with appropriate care and attention before and after transport, including veterinary care if necessary.
The pets that are going to be transported must travel according to the laws and regulations of the countries of origin, destination, and transit. This includes complying with import and export regulations, obtaining necessary permits and certifications, and complying with any animal welfare laws or regulations.
Global Pets is a specialized animal transport department that is part of the Global International Relocation company. We are members of IPATA (International Pet and Animal Transportation Association), a non-profit trade association of independent members who are dedicated to the safe and humane transport of pets and other animals. We provide professional, competent, and caring pet transportation relocation services and all our pets travels according to the rules and regulations of IATA.
At Global Pets we are aware of the importance that pets have in our lives. Therefore, in each transport, we put into practice all our knowledge, commitment, and experience so that the trip goes as smoothly, safely, and humanely as possible, and always following all the rules and guidelines to assure the pets arrive stress-free, safely and welfare to the destination.
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