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e-Freight

last updated 11 March 2019

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).

 

About

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.

 

Benefits

e-freight@Singapore benefits the supply chain stakeholders which include shippers, freight forwarders, ground handlers and airlines.

Shippers will enjoy higher visibility of their shipments, experience better freight performance and make more informed decisions when dealing with inconsistencies with better data accuracy. They can also enjoy a standardised method of exchanging data with multiple downstream partners.

Freight Forwarders can process cargo shipments faster and more accurately as the solutions will eliminate the need to manually re-enter data from the shipper. Electronic data exchange also means that freight forwarders will be able to provide timely information to downstream partners and facilitate advance permit applications, in advance of the physical cargo movement.

Ground Handlers and Airlines can achieve higher productivity with earlier shipment information, better data accuracy, and shorter cargo processing time.

 

How to apply?

For enquiries, please email to lee_boon_shim@imda.gov.sg