Business Known Shipper Approval

Already Known by TSA?

Business are often already recognized by the TSA as Known. Your business may qualify for an expedited Known Shipper application process if we can determine that your company is recognized by the TSA as Known.

Business Known Shipper

Ready to start shipping cargo on behalf of a business or organization? If you need more information about the business approval process, see details here.

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Business Known Shipper Application Steps

Here are the steps you will follow to complete the processing of your business Known Shipper application.

1. Submit your application online or over the phone

  • Once your application is received, we will contact the TSA to determine if you are Known under TSA
  • TSA does not have a process or application to be Known. Known and Unknown statuses provided based on TSA's internal assessments are not accessible by the public

2a. If you are Known by TSA

  1. We will contact you with an update of your status
  2. You will be provided a unique Customer Identification Number (CID) to book all of your shipments with
  3. You may start shipping as soon the status is reflected in our systems (typically 1-2 hours after confirmation)
  4. Annual renewal of your status is not required

2b. If you are Unknown by TSA

  • You have the option for Alaska Air Cargo to appeal the TSA status on behalf of your business
    • If you choose to appeal, a representative from the TSA will contact you
    • It may take several weeks to receive a response from TSA.
    • We will notifiy you if your status by the TSA is updated to Known
    • If TSA does not update your business status to Known, we will contact you to discuss your next steps
  • You have the option of becoming Known under the Alaska Cargo Known Shipper Program
    • You may apply to be Known under the Alaska Cargo Known Shipper program AND have an active appeal for your status with the TSA
    • If TSA updates your status to Known while your application under our program is being processed, we will update your status to Known by TSA and notify you
    • If you are Known under our program, and TSA updates your status to Known, we update your status to Known by TSA and notify you
    • You will be required renew your Known Shipper status if you are Known under our Known Shipper Program

IACs and CCSFs

TSA provides IAC and CCSF statuses to Alaska Air Cargo directly. If you have questions or concerns regarding your IAC or CCSF status, please contact us directly.