IATA’s e-freight about to start in Austria

New paperless system for data exchange in Austria’s air freight industry

As of now IATA e-freight is operational in Austria, as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced on Tuesday. Vienna Airport is Austria’s first airport to implement the e-freight standard; Salzburg and Linz are to follow shortly.

The project is an industry-wide initiative involving carriers, freight forwarders, ground handlers, shippers and customs authorities. It eliminates paper documents that had been necessary for air cargo shipments and aims to improve speed up to 24 hours due to electronic clearance. Further positive aspects are increased reliability and reduced costs.

The e-freight implementation team was led by Emirates Sky Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo and supported by the forwarding community, including DHL Global Forwarding, Kühne & Nagel and Schenker, as well as the Bundesministerium für Finanzen (BMF) and local customs authorities. The implementation process started in April 2010 and was finished on schedule.

Austria is the 28th e-freight location worldwide (Australia, 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) to deliver paper-free cargo. IATA’s target is to implement e-freight in 44 countries by the end of 2010.

Quelle: LogEastics
Plattform: www.logistik-express.com

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