China Goes Paperless with e-Freight Initiative

1 June 2010 (Last Updated June 1st, 2010 18:30)

Tianjin Binhai International Airport has become China's first airport to implement the International Air Transport Association (IATA) international e-freight standard to streamline its supply chain for air cargo. IATA e-freight is a paperless process designed to improve speed and reliab

Tianjin Binhai International Airport has become China's first airport to implement the International Air Transport Association (IATA) international e-freight standard to streamline its supply chain for air cargo.

IATA e-freight is a paperless process designed to improve speed and reliability, while reducing transportation costs.

The industry-wide initiative involves carriers, freight forwarders, ground handlers, shippers and customs authorities.

Work on the launch began in June 2009 and since then, China has become the 26th e-freight location in the world to deliver cargo paper free.