Part of StB Cargo, e-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.’