The primary objective of the Cargo XML Task Force is to provide recommendations to the Cargo Business Processes Panel (CBPP) on XML requirements for transportation messages. The Task Force is also responsible for the maintenance of the standards and to oversee the technical development of these XML messages, which will be based as much as possible on existing messages (e.g. CIMP. IFTMIN) and international standards (i.e. UN/CEFACT Core Components and XML Naming and Design Rules).
CXMLTF consists of 25 members from the air cargo supply chain including airlines, shippers, freight forwarders, ground handlers, customs brokers, international organizations, and service providers (as observers).
These message standards are available in the new IATA Cargo-XML Message Manual and Toolkit.
IATA’s Cargo-XML Manual and Toolkit provides standards for the electronic exchange of information in for the air cargo industry. This The toolkit is used by technical experts developing open and flexible XML applications for automating electronic transactions or messages.
Prominent features include:
- Cargo-XML Messages Specification and Schema for 14 Cargo-XML messages
- An interactive client application with auto update functionality within a given edition
- Business Rules
- Mapping with CIMP
- User Capabilities
- Supporting documents
- The IATA Cargo-IMP manual 31st Edition
- A support section and access to IATA experts