The new CCS-UK module aims to accelerate air delivers and collections across the UK. Dubbed CCS-UK Advanced Info, it will enable freight agents and transport companies working on their behalf, to pre-alert handling agents of loads being delivered, down to House AWB level, as well as submit Electronic Consignment Security Declarations (eCSD).
The emphasis of CCS-UK Advanced Info will be on simplicity and speed: integral data stores of all users, drivers, vehicles and transit sheds will be used to populate new shipment entries, avoiding the re-input of previously-used data. In line with the IATA e-freight concept the module will also eliminate a number of paper documents.
CCS-UK Advanced Info is initially being launched for the London Heathrow community, but will eventually be rolled out to all airport communities in the UK. Says CCS-UK User Group Chairman Steve Parker: “As the community trade body for virtually all of the UK air cargo industry, we believe we are the natural source for community solutions that will speed up air cargo flows in the UK, so improving our air cargo industry’s efficiency and competitiveness.
“CCS-UK Advanced Info is a major step towards eliminating inefficiency and cost in the UK air cargo industry. It provides tangible benefits for everyone and, as with our recently-launched CCS-UK Fallback system, it is being provided completely free of charge to all our members.”
Concludes Parker: “CCS-UK User Group will continue to collaborate with Customs, our partners BT, the entire airfreight community and airport owners to explore and implement viable measures like CCS-UK Advanced Info and CCS-UK Fallback, that will strengthen and streamline the UK’s airfreight industry.”