Air cargo serving e-commerce
Online sales are expected to reach 3.5 trillion USD by 2019. Is the air cargo industry ready to capture and facilitate this growth?
The global economy is increasingly turning to e-commerce, whether for online shopping between consumers and businesses, from consumer to consumer, or business to business. Traditional and digital worlds are also closely integrated with omni-channel solutions and business models mixing offline, online and even virtual experiences. E-commerce is a future growth driver for the air cargo industry, and therefore there's an increasing need for speed, visibility and easy returns, all of which will impact the logistics chain.
White paper - Key findings
IATA White Paper
Find out how the air cargo industry is addressing e-commerce, and IATA’s role driving these initiatives in this
Air cargo serving e-commerce white paper.
Partnering for mutual benefit
Many of the initiatives supporting e-commerce are collaborative efforts. IATA works closely with many organizations across the world, such as:
- The International Post Corporation (IPC) - representing most of the leading postal operators around the world - to cooperate with airlines to improve efficiency and transparency in post-airline operations through the Future of Mail by Air initiative (FoMbA)
- The World Customs Organization (WCO), and is part of its e-commerce working group, to improve trade facilitation and controls at the border