Shanghai cooperation to promote e-freight
The International Air Transport Association (Iata), Shanghai customs, Shanghai entry-exit inspection and quarantine bureau, Shanghai airport authority, China Eastern Airlines, and Shanghai e-port have signed a letter of initiative (LoI) to jointly promote e-freight in Shanghai at this week's world cargo symposium taking place in the Chinese city.
Under the terms of the LoI, the six organizations will cooperate to:
• improve efficiency and reduce costs in existing processes by phasing out the need for a security check stamp on paper air waybills
• eliminate the need for paper air waybills and facilitate the implementation of paperless customs clearance at Shanghai Pudong airport (photo)
• optimize and streamline data sharing between the parties