Zurich goes e-freight capable

ZURICH Airport has become the first airport to become IATA e-freight capable in 2009. The first e-freight-compliant transactions were performed in the second half of February on the trade lanes between Zurich Airport and Chicago, Hong Kong, Singapore and London.

The introduction of the e-freight operational process at Zurich Airport was led by Swiss WorldCargo with a broad representation of the local airfreight community.

Cargo carriers SIA Cargo and Air Canada; freight forwarders Lamprecht, DB Schenker, DHL Global Forwarding and Spedlogswiss; ground-handling agents Cargologic; the federal office of civil aviation (BAZL) and customs authorities, have all been working closely with Swiss WorldCargo and the IATA e-freight team for the launch of the initiative.

Markus Loeffler, business service and quality, Swiss WorldCargo, said: “Swiss has supported e-freight from its inception, and we can certainly be proud that we have given our contribution to move the industry forward to a new, more efficient era.”

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