The Future of Electronic Interchange in the Air Cargo Industry
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has organized a new version of its Cargo-XML System Workshop. The workshop is set to take place on September 29th in Montreal, Canada. The event will unveil the challenges, solutions, benefits, associated technology, and tips for the implementation and advancement of the Cargo-XML Project. It will also unveil the application of multilateral agreements for the development of this standard between airlines and cargo agents.
Since EDICOM develops technological solutions for the implementation of the e-Air Waybill, it belongs to the Strategic Partnership Program, which is promoted by IATA. This program brings the leading suppliers of electronic solutions for the air cargo transport industry together and has enabled EDICOM to position itself as a key partner in relation to the Cargo-XML system.
In this context, EDICOM actively promotes initiatives aimed at implementing this new system of electronic communication for the air transport sector, which aims to eliminate paper and optimize the logistic and fiscal processes between airlines, cargo agents and customs.
The e-Air Waybill is the Solution for IATA’s Cargo-XML System
EDICOM’s e-Air Waybill platform automatically generates cargo information based on the XML standards established by IATA. This platform is capable of translating Cargo IMP messages into Cargo XML messages. Then these messages are sent to cargo agents, airlines and customs authorities through communications networks that are secure and private. The e-Air Waybill platform also provides traceability in real time.
Furthermore, through the HUB of EDICOM’s public administration, this solution allows for direct and secure connections with the customs authorities of each country adhering to IATA’s new model in order to declare the legal documentation associated with the movement of goods. With this new system, the automation of communication is complete and the use of paper and the management problems associated with it are eliminated.