DHL and Emirates SkyCargo drive e-freight

Joint e-freight activities shall help DHL Global Forwarding and Emirates SkyCargo to become branch leaders


DHL Global Forwarding, the air and sea freight enterprise of Deutsche Post DHL, and Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo division of Emirates airline, count on joint e-freight activities. Their target is to become the industry leaders in this segment. In a joint press release both companies emphasise on the strategic value of e-freight, which will bring enhanced operational efficiency and improvement to their supply chain.

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) up to USD 4.9 billion could be saved annually by e-freight processes in the air freight industry. Moreover 7,800 tons of paper documents worldwide per year will be avoided. This is the equivalent of 80 Boeing 747 cargo planes.

Michael Schaecher, Head of Global Airfreight, DHL Global Forwarding says: "Already today DHL Global Forwarding handles more than a third of all international e-freight shipments. We will work with Emirates SkyCargo to ensure that driving e-freight volumes stays a key strategic program for us."

Ram Menen, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President Cargo, explaines: "Emirates is a huge advocate of e-freight and one of the leaders in the industry in actual numbers of e-freight shipments. Our company has hugely profited thereof, which is why we are encouraging others to use e-freight. It is the future of our industry."

E-freight is an industry-wide project in which carriers, freight forwarders, ground handlers, shippers and customs authorities are tightly cooperating. It aims to take the paper out of the air cargo supply chain, streamline processes, improve speed and reduce costs.

Quelle: LogEastics

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