US Airports Begin e-Freight Initiative for Domestic Cargo

25 July 2010 (Last Updated July 25th, 2010 18:30)

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) e-freight standard has gone live at 58 US airports and is being used to streamline the domestic air cargo supply chain. IATA e-freight is a paperless process designed to improve speed and reliability while reducing transportation costs.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) e-freight standard has gone live at 58 US airports and is being used to streamline the domestic air cargo supply chain.

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

It is an industry-wide initiative, which involves carriers, freight forwarders, ground handlers, shippers and customs authorities.

The IATA e-freight programme is led by American Airlines Cargo in cooperation with DB Schenker Logistics.