The exporter or respective cargo agent must hire the airline of his choice, before delivering cargo to GRU Airport. Cargo receiving is always done upon submission of air waybill (AWB) or equivalent document and export declaration.
Upon submission of the air waybill or equivalent document, GRU Airport Cargo performs a physical inspection of the cargo which includes verification of identification labels, type of packaging, number of units, weight and identification of possible damage.According to the type of packaging / dimensional weight, export cargo is grouped in pallets, weighed and wrapped with stretch film.
Reception of perishable cargo, live animals and special or dangerous goods
Perishable and/or live animal cargo is received by GRU Airport Cargo only after boarding confirmation. In cases where receiving cargo requires the use of special equipment, this equipment must be provided by the carrier in advance. The cargo may be subject to inspection by the pertinent government agencies: Ministry of Agriculture and Health, IBAMA (Environmental Protection Government Agency), National Nuclear Energy Commission, among others, before clearance by Customs authority.Dangerous goods must comply with IATA packing standards, accompanied by the Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods.After physical inspection and documental verification, the information is entered into the TECA GRU system, which issues a barcode label, enabling storage and tracking.
Soon after receiving cargo, the presence of cargo at the cargo terminal is registered into the Siscomex system using DDE/DSE numbering. This process is called “Cargo Presence”. Once finalized, the exporter or authorized legal representative will then move to the next step of the Customs clearance process.
After completing the steps for receiving cargo, cargo is stored in the appropriate warehouse area, considering the following criteria: weight, dimensional weight, packaging type, or type of cargo. The cargo remains stored and at the airline’s disposal until the “Movement Order” is made. It is also available for inspection by Customs Authority .
For customs clearance and subsequent boarding approval, the exporter must submit the documentation (AWB / HAWB, invoice, RE, DSE, etc.) to the Customs Officer, who will examine the process according to its classification, as follows:
- Green channel - cargo is cleared without any inspection;
- Orange Channel - Clearance after documental verification;
- Red channel - Clearance after physical inspection and documental verification.
GRU Airport Cargo delivers the cargo to the airline or road transport, for palletizing, after the following documents have been submitted by the carrier:Cargo Manifest (list of cargo), with their respective air waybills (MAWB / HAWB);Proof of customs clearance when cleared outside the Siscomex system;After verifying the documents and payment receipts of the respective tariffs, and confirming the information in the Siscomex system, GRU Airport Cargo makes the cargo available for loading.
Aeronautical ULD build-up and palletizing
Cargo palletizing is done in accordance with the supervision and guidance of the airline agent. All ULDs are weighed at output, before boarding, for load balancing and flight safety. The palletizing process can be done by GRU Airport Cargo, airline companies or other companies hired by the airline.
Ramp Service (handling)
The transportation of aeronautical ULD from the warehouse to the apron and loading of aircraft is done directly by the airline or contracted companies.
After confirming in Siscomex that cargo has boarded, the carrier electronically sends boarding data to the Cental Bank Information System – SISBACEN, to support the issuance of the Export Certificate - CE.