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Page 26 • AIRCARGO ASIA-PACIFIC MAR-APR , 2019 First of a kind Customs platform will be offered globally by Dubai Customs World to all countries WHAT is being described by its creators as ‘a first-of-a - kind platform’ in Customs management has been developed by Dubai Customs World, drawing on the experiences of Dubai Customs. Customs World says the ‘disrup- tive’ platform – called RIISE - “will be rolled out globally to empower different countries with a cost-ef- fective and sustainable Customs system that allows them to effec- tively and transparently manage core Customs activities and con- duct trade in the global market”. It also claims the new system is expected to ‘raise the ranking of the UAE and the countries that will use it on the global indexes, increase their revenues, facilitate trade and secure borders and the supply chain’. Customs World www.cus- tomsworld.com is a subsidiary of Dubai’s Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC). RIISE was developed in association with Dutech www.dutech.com, which is PCFC’s technology arm. RIISE provides straightforward solutions that are built on archi- tecture incorporating advanced techniques such as AI, prediction, natural language processing and blockchain. “To further solidify our commit- ment to make this world a safer place, the system recognises the threats and increasing challenges of today and provides the levels of border integrity that govern- ments and their communities ex- pect in such a way that sets world benchmarks for cross border trade,” said Nadya Kamali, Cus- toms World’s chief executive. “RIISE is built with a vision to be the number 1 partner of choice for governments to protect their borders and facilitate trade fol- lowing the standards and require- ments of the World Trade Organi- Nadya Kamali, ceo Customs World zation, SAFE and Kyoto. “It is a disruptive option to a stale market currently monopolised by compa- nies with a 1990s mentality dumping legacy technology and rebranding old process- es,” she claimed. RIISE is an open source solution. A support team at Cus- toms World will be available to help Customs administra- tions that decide to apply the new system. China Airlines joins the CEIV Pharma group CHINA Airlines Cargo Services cargo.chi- na-airlines.com (CACS) has become one of the small number of car- riers certified under IATA’s CEIV Pharma program for the de- livery of time-critical, temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals. The carrier’s CEIV certification promotes Taiwan as a pharmaceutical air cargo hub. Only 17 carriers currently have the CEIV accreditation (CEIV stands for Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharma- ceutical Logistics). “We value every chance we get to provide our transportation services to suppliers,” said Eddy Liu, CACS’ vice president. “The construction of a more-complete operating process and more-pro- fessional personnel training stand- ards will help ensure the quality and timeliness of pharmaceutical logistics.” The temperature-controlled shipping containers introduced by China Airlines in 2013 proved popular with customers, according to Liu. The carrier also has invested heavily in facilities and services at Taoyuan International Airport, as well as in specialist staff training. China Airlines has boosted its freight stations around the world to 35. It is keen to leverage these to grow global pharma traffic in co-operation with shippers, freight forwarders and partner airlines.