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Cargo Key Points

Electronic air waybill (e-AWB)

Keeping “quality” as a watchword, IATA reaffirmed the key objectives for the industry in 2014: reaching 22% electronic AWB global penetration, creating a Facilities Matrix, expanding the Cargo 2000 Master Operating Plan (MOP) over the entire cargo supply chain, and ensuring airline compliance with EU ACC3 regulation through independent security validation.

The e-AWB penetration in February is up by 0.6%;

Performance over two months has remained flat in part due to Chinese New Year, which impacted some of the markets where e-AWB penetration is highest.

Initiatives are underway across the globe:

  • Dubai and Sharjah customs authorities have notified their formal acceptance of e-AWB in official communications
  • Dubai was already open but Sharjah is a brand new location for e-AWB
  • China Central Customs have notified the upcoming opening of the three major Chinese gateways to e-AWB in 2014: Shanghai (PVG)Guangzhou (CAN) and Beijing (PEK)
  • In Japan, Kintetsu and Nippon Express are launching e-AWB pilots with their partner airlines
  • SkyTeam alliance airlines have made e-AWB a formal part of their agenda with all members expected to implement the initiative

IATA teams continue to support e-AWB initiatives globally and are at your disposal to support your teams

Secure Freight

On 1-2 April, Secure Freight officially kicked off the pilot in Istanbul, Turkey. This is the 10th official Secure Freight (SF) pilot location.

The Secure Freight Pilot kick off meeting in The Philippines is scheduled for the 12-15 May 2014.

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