AFRICA: Kenya Air Cargo implements E-Freight

Kenya Airways Cargo (KQ Cargo) has announced it is in the process of implementing the IATA electronic cargo platform E-Freight, making it only the second carrier in Africa to implement it. KQ Cargo general manager Sauda Rajab said that implementation of E-Freight was part of a wider transformation exercise, where the cargo business had invested […]


Kenya Airways Cargo (KQ Cargo) has announced it is in the process of implementing the IATA electronic cargo platform E-Freight, making it only the second carrier in Africa to implement it. KQ Cargo general manager Sauda Rajab said that implementation of E-Freight was part of a wider transformation exercise, where the cargo business had invested in modern information and communication systems to improve the cargo operations process. “These include the installation of an integrated cargo system designed to internally strengthen the KQ Cargo operations” said Rajab. KQ Cargo has seen steady business improvement that registered a 14 per cent increase in tonnage during the first quarter of the year. Rajab noted some of the push factors behind the E-Freight move, including: customers wanting shorter transit times, lower prices and increased reliability, while customs authorities pushed electronic information in advance. Additionally, the recent sluggish economic growth globally had put pressure on cargo revenue and therefore called on airlines to cut their service costs.