DHL & Emirates SkyCargo partner over e-freight

DHL Global Forwarding and Emirates SkyCargo have announced they will partner to drive the e-freight agenda across their networks and become the industry leaders in implementing it. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) up to US $4.9 billion of annually industry savings could be generated by e-freight processes. And the environment will also […]


DHL Global Forwarding and Emirates SkyCargo have announced they will partner to drive the e-freight agenda across their networks and become the industry leaders in implementing it. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) up to US $4.9 billion of annually industry savings could be generated by e-freight processes. And the environment will also benefit from the elimination of 7,800 tonnes of paper documents worldwide the equivalent of eighty B747 freighters per year. “Already today DHL Global Forwarding handles more than a third of all international forwarder-issued e-freight shipments,¡± said Michael Schaecher, head of Global Airfreight, DHL Global Forwarding. “We will work with Emirates SkyCargo to ensure that driving e-freight volumes stays a key strategic programme for us.¡± Ram Menen, Emirates Divisional senior vice president Cargo, said: “Emirates is a huge advocate of e-freight and is already one of the leaders in the industry in actual numbers of shipment carried on the e-freight lanes. The benefits it has brought our business are enormous, which is why we are encouraging others to embrace it. “E-freight is the future of our industry. By reducing paper and carriage of paper on aircraft, e-freight will help to reduce errors and increase accuracy. We believe by collectively engaging we can achieve better and coordinated results.”