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e-freight

Part of StB Cargoe-freight is an industry-wide initiative involving carriers, freight forwarders, ground handlers, shippers, customs brokers and customs authorities. E-freight aims to build an end-to-end paperless transportation process for air cargo made possible through a regulatory framework, modern electronic messages and high quality of data.

The e-freight roadmap outlines a shared end-to-end industry approach to remove three types of documents:

  • Customs documents: engaging regulators and governments worldwide to create an ‘e-freight route network’ with fully electronic customs procedures and where regulations support paperless shipments. 
  • Transport documents: working collaboratively within the cargo supply chain to digitize the core industry transport documents, starting with the Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Commercial & special cargo documents:  developing a plan to digitize the commercial and special cargo documents typically accompanying airfreight today, in or outside of the ‘Cargo pouch.’

Objectives 

 
For more information on the of e-freight, check out the implementation playbook (pdf).
 

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