German speed logistics specialist time:matters – which is owned by Lufthansa Cargo – is now a certified Authorized Economic Operator (AEO).
Hauptzollamt Darmstadt – the main customs office in Darmstadt, Germany – awarded the status of AEO to the company in April, confirming its particular confidence in the company’s reliability and consistent service quality.
Time:matters said with this official certification, international customers can be “sure at all times that time:matters satisfies the strictest requirements in global goods management and complies with all standards for effective protection of the customer supply chain”.
The AEO status obtained by CB Customs Broker, acquired in September 2018 and now time:matters GmbH is the highest possible official AEO certification. This combined authorisation covers both the customs simplifications of the AEO-C status and the security and safety requirements of the AEO-S status.
“We are delighted to have been awarded AEO certification. This confirms the success of our long-standing service excellence and quality strategy and illustrates that security and consistently high standards are a priority for us in our cooperation with customers,” said Lars Krosch, chief operating officer of time:matters.
“By certifying our status, the customs office has officially approved that we are a reliable and trustworthy partner in international goods transport. This represents the logical next step and consolidation of our commitment to quality.”
In previous years, time:matters already received ISO 14001:2015 (environmental) and ISO 9001:2015 certification.