E-CSD to be adopted in Switzerland
Swiss WorldCargo will soon be transmitting live electronic consignment security declarations (e-CSDs) for its electronic air waybill shipments that were tested in cooperation with its business partners Kuehne + Nagel and Cargologic. The use of e-CSD in Switzerland marks a significant milestone for the achievement of a more secure and paperless supply chain worldwide. The adoption of the new e-CSD facility in Switzerland follows the recent approval of the corresponding e-CSD standards by the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), Switzerland's aviation authority after trials earlier last year in close collaboration with IG Air Cargo (the Interest Group Air Cargo Switzerland).
Swiss WorldCargo and IG Air Cargo will now present the benefits of the new e-CSD standards to the main air cargo stakeholders in Switzerland. This will be done in January 2014 in the form of three separate introduction sessions. After the first one in Zurich yesterday, Geneva (21 January) and Basel (23 January) will follow next week.