Etihad picks Descartes for EDI services

ETIHAD Crystal Cargo, has selected Descartes’ global logistics network (GLN) to provide its air cargo electronic data interchange (EDI) services.

Descartes will provide a range of electronic communications services aimed at strengthening links between Etihad’s cargo division and its trading partners and freight forwarding customers around the world.

Des Vertannes (right), Etihad Crystal Cargo’s executive vice-president, said: “As real time messaging requirements grow in our industry, we continue to seek more cost effective ways to ensure seamless electronic channels between our customers, service suppliers, airline partners and worldwide governmental authorities.

“After extensive evaluation of numerous providers, we selected Descartes as our preferred supplier because of the broad range of high quality and global services provided by its global logistics network system.”

Edward Ryan, Descartes’ executive vice-president, global field operations, said: “Etihad Airways is a valuable Descartes customer. We are pleased it selected Descartes as preferred provider and that we could extend the value of our global logistics network to help it comply with customs requirements and Cargo 2000.

“Descartes is committed to delivering results for its customers that support air cargo process standardisation initiatives, such as customs requirements and regulations, IATA’s Cargo 2000 and e-freight initiatives.”

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