IATA has launched its e-freight solution for
domestic shipments in the US, it is currently operational at 58 US
IATA e-freight, one of the Simplifying the
Business projects, improves service and cuts costs by taking the
paper out of the air cargo supply chain. Facilitated by IATA, the
project is an industry-wide initiative involving customs
authorities, carriers, freight forwarders, ground handlers and
shippers. IATA e-freight eliminates the need to send paper
documents with air cargo shipments, hence streamlining processes,
improving speed and reliability.
The IATA e-freight implementation team was led
by American Airlines Cargo in close cooperation with DB Schenker
International e-freight in the US went live in
October 2008 and operates at Chicago, New York JFK and Miami for
both imports and exports, and Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth and Los
Angeles for imports only. There are plans to increase the number
of US ports for both export and import over the coming months.
IATA e-freight is also operational in Australia,
Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Denmark, Dubai,
Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan,
Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway,
Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
and United States.
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