Etihad Cargo partners with air cargo screening app

Etihad Cargo has formed a partnership with supply chain solution app E2open, that will help it to automate its cargo screening processes in compliance with global regulations.

As part of the deal, E2open will “improve efficiency, streamline workflows, minimise the risk of fines and penalties, and reduce the manual time” associated with screening cargo.

Etihad Cargo said E2open will also help it to intercept attempts at illegal animal trafficking by “preventing the carriage of endangered and threatened species, hunting trophies containing any animal parts, shark fins and live animals intended for use in scientific research”.

Etihad Cargo will go live with E2open from November this year.

Andre Blech, head of operations and delivery at Etihad Cargo, commented: “Aside from being labour-intensive, navigating the constantly changing regulations and export/import requirements often requires coordination across multiple parties and compliance checks.

“Our partnership with E2open, which shares our vision for a truly digital logistics supply chain, increases Etihad Cargo’s service quality to customers, who benefit from the increased efficiency of real time verification.”

Santosh Nanda, general manager of E2open’s logistics service provider business unit, added: “As carriers move goods around the globe, they face major challenges navigating through relevant trade regulations, sanctions and embargoes.

“Together with Etihad Cargo, E2open is streamlining the process to dramatically simplify the complexity of staying abreast of ever evolving trade regulations, automating the screening of shipments, thereby providing best in class compliance safeguards for Etihad customers while reducing shipment processing costs.

“This partnership with Etihad Cargo will allow air cargo shippers to benefit from automated screening capabilities by simplifying global shipping and ensuring rapid screening so that products consistently arrive on time thereby increasing customers satisfaction.”

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