In 2010, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) together with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Singapore Aircargo Agents’ Association (SAAA), the Singapore Logistics Association (SLA) and the Singapore National Shippers’ Council (SNSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a common objective to enhance Singapore’s competitive strengths as a leading global air cargo and logistics hub.
Presently, e-freight@Singapore partners include government agencies such as the IMDA, Singapore Customs, Economic Development Board (EDB), SPRING Singapore as well as industry partners such as SAAA, SLA, SNSC, IATA, Changi Airport Group (CAG), Singapore Airlines Cargo (SQC), Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS) and dnata Singapore.
e-freight@Singapore will establish interoperable data standards built on IATA’s e-freight programme. It promotes the capturing of data at source, and the transmitting of the data electronically in an interconnected supply chain, for re-use in downstream activities. efreight@Singapore relies on the global IATA e-freight messaging format, for extensibility to global air cargo operations.
e-freight@Singapore aims to integrate the air cargo and logistics supply chain through electronically linking stakeholders in the supply chain, promoting the adoption of paperless freight documentation and improving industry capabilities through the use of Infocomm & Technology (ICT). This enhances data accuracy by reducing repeated manual data entry, boosts supply chain visibility and eventually, leads to productivity gains in the air cargo and logistics industry.