Part of StB Cargo, e-freight is an industry-wide initiative involving carriers, freight forwarders, ground handlers, shippers, customs brokers and customs authorities. E-freight aims to build an end-to-end paperless transportation process for air cargo through a regulatory framework, modern electronic messages and high data quality.
The e-freight roadmap outlines a shared end-to-end industry approach to remove three types of documents:
- Customs documents, engaging regulators and governments worldwide to create an "e-freight route network" where customs procedures are fully electronic and regulations support paperless shipments.
- Transport documents, working collaboratively within the cargo supply chain to digitize the core industry transport documents, starting with the
Air Waybill (AWB).
- Commercial & special cargo documents, developing a plan to digitize the commercial and special cargo documents typically accompanying air freight today, in or out of the "cargo pouch".
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