Lufthansa Cargo supports e-freight in Germany
17 / 03 / 2008
LUFTHANSA Cargo hosted the launch of IATA’s e-freight initiative in Germany, in a bid to further the trial.
The carrier will take over project management in Germany and oversee the effective implementation of the necessary processes by all the stakeholders in the logistics supply chain.
Attending the meeting in Frankfurt were Finance Ministry officials, representatives of the head customs office in Frankfurt am Main and leading figures from the entire airfreight industry.
Mathias Jakobi, Manager of the IATA Office in Germany and Austria: “We are delighted that Lufthansa Cargo has taken on the role of coordinator. Germany’s biggest cargo carrier commands the necessary resources and know-how. We are sure that the project is in good hands.”
The “e-freight“ project signifies a major step towards process simplification. “The cargo documents produced, worldwide, could fill 39 Boeing 747-400 freighters yearly. The IATA initiative will allow us to handle all the paperwork in the entire supply chain electronically and make it more environment-friendly,” said Markus Witte, the designated project manager at Lufthansa Cargo. “e-freight will furnish cargo carriers with better data quality, it will improve supply chain efficiency and customer service at lower cost. Those are key prerequisites for remaining competitive in the logistics business.”