Following an initial consultation process, we have identified six goals for the new Cargo Transformation program:
Programs under StB Cargo include technology-driven initiatives addressing the necessity to embrace digitalization and to provide customers with greater visibility – the two main themes on the watch list of IATA’s Cargo Committee.
e-freight & e-AWB
Started in 2006, this project consists of the development and implementation of end-to-end paperless transportation processes for air cargo. This is made possible thanks to a new regulatory framework, modern electronic messages and high quality data.
This project goes beyond e-freight and will be centered around the concept of getting rid of documents and peer-to-peer messaging and replacing them with smart data sharing principles. The initial purpose of this work will be to identify what would be required to ensure single data entry methodology (single input / multiple output) and the creation of one single master Digital Shipment Record (DSR).
Aims at developing real-time interaction and offering air cargo customers responsive air cargo services based on intelligent systems. The latter will be able to self-monitor, send real-time alerts, respond to deviations to meet customers' expectations and report on the cargo journey to allow data-driven improvements. The first step of this project osthe standard-setting activities on piece level tracking and wireless technologies (sensors, data loggers).
Smart Facility project focuses on developping a future audit and certification scheme for ground handlers, airlines and other cargo facility operators to have the ability to provide visibility on their facility's capabilities. Also, they will be encouraged to improve the quality of their services through the adoption of known best practices.
ACID - Air Cargo Incidents Database
This database of de-identified airline incident reports will offer a secure environment for airlines and ground handlers to pool safety and operations information, supporting a proactive data-driven approach for advanced trend analysis, predictive risk mitigation and improvement programs.
StB Cargo program aims also at fostering longer-term innovation for the benefit of the IATA member airlines and the air cargo industry as a whole through: