EUROPE & CIS: E-freight goes live in three more Euro countries

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that e-freight for imports and exports went live in Romania, Slovenia and Malta from November 9, 12 and 15, respectively. Facilitated by IATA the industry-wide initiative involving customs authorities, carriers, freight forwarders, ground handlers and shippers is aimed at streamlining processes, improving speed and reliability and cutting costs […]


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that e-freight for imports and exports went live in Romania, Slovenia and Malta from November 9, 12 and 15, respectively. Facilitated by IATA the industry-wide initiative involving customs authorities, carriers, freight forwarders, ground handlers and shippers is aimed at streamlining processes, improving speed and reliability and cutting costs by eliminating paper documents from air cargo shipments. In Romania, the e-freight implementation team was led by Air France/KLM, with freight forwarder Schenker. In Slovenia the team was led by Lufthansa in close cooperation with Slovenia Customs and DHL. In Malta Emirates and Lufthansa were the lead airlines, working closely with in association with BAS Ltd, MAL Services, Servisair Globe Ground, Lufthansa Technik, MITA Technik and Malta Customs. Romania, Slovenia and Malta are the 33rd, 34th and 35th e-freight countries worldwide to deliver paper-free cargo. Europe now has 19 countries that are e-freight live.