Dubai welcomes e-freight

IATA initiative comes to Middle East

Dubai is to become the first city in the Middle East to launch the IATA e-freight initiative making it only the 14th location worldwide to deliver paperless cargo transactions.

The IATA backed e-freight initiative was launched yesterday (November 4) and is now operational on the trade lanes between Dubai and Singapore, Hong Kong and London.

Ram Menen, divisional senior vice-president cargo for Emirates, said: “The launch of IATA e-freight in Dubai takes us into a new, more efficient era for air cargo. Emirates has been one of the key supporters of this initiative, as we see clear benefits in having paper-free operations – efficiency and direct contribution to the bottom-line. IATA e-freight is a revolution for a US$55 billion business that generates 12 per cent of airline revenues and has broad implications for e-trade and the global economy.”

Source: Routes News