Etihad Cargo implements XML standard
Abu Dhabi, December 10, 2013
Etihad Cargo, a part of UAE’s flag carrier Etihad Airways, has implemented Cargo-XML, the International Air Transport Association’s (Iata) new technology standard for air cargo communications.
Developed collaboratively with industry stakeholders, Cargo-XML removes the requirement for cargo paper documentation, otherwise known as an Air Waybill, said Iata in a statement.
The technology is now used by a growing number of airlines and other air cargo supply chain stakeholders, including shippers, freight forwarders, ground-handling agents, regulators as well as customs and security agencies, it stated.
Kevin Knight, the airline’s chief planning and strategy officer, said: “The implementation of Cargo-XML follows close collaboration with Abu Dhabi Customs and other stakeholders, and marks a major step in establishing Abu Dhabi as an e-Freight airport.”
Etihad Cargo is also one of the early signatories of a new Iata multilateral agreement on electronic communication technology standards, known as Resolution 672, Knight added. - TradeArabia News Service