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Lufthansa handles first electronic dangerous goods declaration

[ September 18, 2018   //   ]

Lufthansa Cargo says it has become the first airline to support the electronic Dangerous Goods Declaration (eDGD) standard  using the pilot phase of Dakosy’s INFr8 shipping portal The declaration was for a shipment from Frankfurt to Mexico by global healthcare company Abbott based in Wiesbaden on 13 September.

The carrier says it has made a significant contribution to the establishment of the global eDGD standard as part of IATA’s e-freight initiative, developing a completely new approach with the Infr8 eDGD platform. At the same time, it has launched the pilot phase of the INFr8 shipping portal with all pilot partners digitally connected to the platform and able to use it to process transport documents, including the Dangerous Goods Declaration.

The dangerous goods process has traditionally been paper-based due to the lack of digital standards. Thje new electronic system also allows errors in accompanying documentation to be detected and corrected before the airline receives the shipment.

The pilot phase of the INFr8 platform, available at www.infr8.de, is expected to last six months. After this, the platform will become a standard tool available to all market participants and tere are already plans to expand the portal through the addition of further product groups.

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