Sweden and Singapore Took Part in e-Freight Pilot Projects

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has teamed up with seven cargo airlines, freight forwarders and ground handling agents to kick-start the move to a paper-free air cargo environment with the launch of six e-freight pilot projects with key trade routes connecting six countries including Sweden and Singapore.
Among the cargo airlines are Air Canada, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, KLM, Martinair, SAS and Singapore Airlines. The freight forwarders included DHL Global Forwarding, Panalpina, Kuehne+Nagel, Schenker, TMI Group-Roadair and Jetspeed.
IATA director/chief executive officer, Giovanni Bisignani, said the pilots would pave the way for a global rollout of e-freight that would eliminate the paper that costs this industry US$1.2 billion (US$1=RM3.35) every year.
“e-freight is a revolution for the airline industry as it is a US$55 billion business that generates 12 percent of their revenues.
“The pilots will systematically test for the first time common standards, processes, procedures and systems designed to replace paper documents that typically accompany air freight with electronic information,” he said.

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