Paris CDG gets e-freight boost

A new air cargo community system at Paris CDG aimed at facilitating the adoption of e-freight will kick into high gear this year. The Cargo Information Network (CIN) initiative, started in 2011, will now be given a strong push during 2012 according to its stakeholders.


Paris CDG gets e-freight boost


A new air cargo community system at Paris CDG aimed at facilitating the adoption of e-freight will kick into high gear this year. The Cargo Information Network (CIN) initiative, started in 2011, will now be given a strong push during 2012 according to its stakeholders.

The CIN initiative combines the information from all the participants in the Paris air freight community with the purpose of streamlining security, efficiency, Customs data and revenue collection, which will help exporters. Spearheading the drive is Jean Francois Bouilhaguet, managing director of Sodexi, Air France’s express handling division, who has become president of CIN. “This community information system is aimed at improving the productivity of its participants. It allows its members to fulfil their obligations of Security and Taxes exemptions (ICS and ECS) as well as taking the responsibility for monitoring all shipments. Further improvement is providing the ability to visualise in real time all transactions and to access relevant data, as well as manage the requests from Customs to scan freight whilst in bonded premises. The system is protected by housing everything in a special high security Datacenter,” the group said.

The investors in the system include: Air France/KLM, SYCAFF, the Union French cargo airlines and TLF – the federation representing transport and logistic companies. The initiative is backed by the regional Customs authorities which are actively seeking to simplify the export process.