Emirates launches paperless flower trail

EMIRATES SkyCargo flew over 100,000 tonnes of flowers on a paperless flight from Nairobi to Amsterdam on 4 April, the company’s first 100 per cent paperless flight.

Other freight carriers may mention a ‘paperless’ flight, but few conduct the flight 100 per cent electronically.

“We totally support this initiative and firmly believe e-freight will become the industry standard. Those who embrace the changes first will be best placed to reap those benefits, which include improved reliability, increased accuracy and, of course, bring environmental benefits,” Ram Menen, Emirates divisional senior vice-president cargo, said.

So far, 51 of the 111 cities Emirates SkyCargo serves are e-freight compliant.

IATA is pushing the replacement of all paper air waybills, as well as every other document and certificate, with electronic versions by the end of 2014.

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