IATA has launched an E-Freight Message Improvement Programme intended to reduce the use of paper documents in the air cargo supply chain by shifting from paper-based data to an electronic environment. 
Companies using the programme can expect to reap the following benefits from the increased use of e-cargo: reduced costs, shorter transit times, more accurate and efficient traceability and a positive environmental impact. 

E-Freight is an industry-wide initiative and community approach bringing together stakeholders in the air cargo chain at Paris-Charles de Gaulle such as TLF-Overseas  for forwarding agents, handling companies, airlines, AUTF and the French customs service. 

For example, Air-France-KLM Cargo, WFS, Bolloré Logistics, Singapore Airlines, Kuhne & Nagel and DHL are currently testing the e-Air Waybill (AWB) to and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport for destinations such as Singapore, Incheon, Hong Kong and Dubai.

Find out more: http://www.iata.org/index.htm

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