Perishable forwarder nabs AEO status
A Dutch airfreight forwarder specializing in perishables, J. van de Put Fresh Cargo Handling, has achieved Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) status.
The company’s AEC certification, presented by the deputy director of Customs Cargo Schiphol, brings van de Put a range of benefits including fewer physical and administrative checks, prior notification of inspections, a reduction in the amount of data required for declaration, and faster clearance.
AEO, a European Customs initiative, streamlines the supply chain with its focus on creating “green” rather than “red” trade flows.
Director Moniek van de Put said her company had to meet strict criteria on solvency, reputation, safety and quality of administration in an assessment by the Dutch Customs authorities before winning AEO accreditation.