Moving to e-Cargo requires changes in the technologies used by the air freight stakeholders.
IATA is willing to facilitate understanding of key IT requirements necessary to support e-Cargo projects, as well as the solutions and services available. To that end, we developed:
- Strategic partnerships with IT solution providers that form the e-Cargo Vendor Action Group
- The Capability Matrix of IT providers of e-Cargo solutions and services
e-Cargo Vendor Action Group (VAG)
The IT solution providers that form the e-cargo Vendor Action Group support the current and future e-Cargo initiatives.
The VAG members have the opportunity to listen to customers, monitor the progress of each project, influence the future e-Cargo initiatives and help IATA to develop and enhance current standards.
To understand and monitor the latest status of IT providers capabilities with regards to e-Cargo projects (e-freight, e-AWB, e-CSD, etc.), IATA runs on an ongoing basis its e-Cargo Technology Survey.
Scope of IATA e-Cargo Technology Survey
- Products and services offered by the IT vendors: licensed software, ASP, SAAS, connectivity and other CCS services, CDMP, consultancy
- e-Cargo projects currently covered by the products and services: e-AWB, e-freight, e-Security Consignment Declaration
- Standard support of the documents and messages targeted for e-freight (Cargo-IMP, EDIFACT, Cargo XML, other) :
- Trade documents: Invoice, Packing list, Dangerous Goods Declaration, Certificate of Origin, Letter of Instruction, CITES Certificate
- Transport documents: Air Waybill, Status update, House Waybill, House Manifest, Flight Manifest, Freight Booked List, Transfer Manifest
- Customs documents: Exports Goods Declaration, Customs Release Export, Export Cargo Declaration, Import Cargo Declaration, Import Goods Declaration, Customs Release Import, Transit Declaration, Security Declaration
- Additional documents, messages and special handling codes either mandatory or most commonly used in e-freight/e-AWB environments: pre-alerts, status updates, message acknowledgement, etc.
- Country coverage for:
- Customer support, either local or remote
- Connections to Customs
Download the updated Capability Matrix!
The results of this continuous investigation is provided in the Capability Matrix of IT providers of e-Cargo solutions and services (pdf). Since February 2013 additional features have been added such as Software as a Service (SaaS) or Cargo Community System (CCS) services and connectivity. The April 2013 edition includes IT provider updates.
If you wish to provide feedback or if you are an IT provider interested in participating in the survey and being included in the Capability Matrix report, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .