The independent forwarders with Soflink Global’s Enterprise Resource planning (ERP) software Logisys have started getting into e-freight. The service of e-freight was started by IATA in 2006. It became industry wide initiative involving, freight forwarders, carriers, shippers, customs authorities, ground handlers. As per the aviation news e-freight has not only saved costs but enhanced efficiency of many cargo companies. CTSI Logistics Phils. Inc, a forwarder headquartered at Philippines is doing shipments using this platform. The company’s General Manager, Mr. Gerry Inandan confirms that by choosing Logi-Sys supported by Worldwide Information Network, not only they have been able to work efficiently but it has also helped them in improving the turnaround time for shipments with good accuracy. This has led to creation of new opportunities for growth of their business.
In today’s electronic world, air cargo still depends on heavy paper documentation and airway bill (AWB) is the most important transport document in Air-cargo. It is the contract between the forwarder and the airline. The sole purpose of using e–freight is to replace the paper work involved in air cargo with electronic data and messages. Thus the costs and time involved in paper handling are done away with. The speed and accuracy of services are improved and online tracking of shipments can be done easily. Apart from this they are more secure as there is no fear of losing important documentation in transit.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of Softlink Global, Mr. Amit Maheshwari stated, that the uses of Logi-Sys along with e-freight will help the airline industry not only in saving the costs but will also help in increasing the efficiency along. He also emphasized that the compliance with advance data requirements is also important. As per the latest aviation news, the customers of Logi-Sys need not rely on third party organizations to change Waybill information into format of electronic. This will not only save time and money but the customers will also be in control of their own data.
The cargo industry confirms that with the gaining popularity of cloud computing, the Logi-Sys software along with the e-freight has been benefiting the forwarders. It has been helping the industry in retrieving data via on-demand network access and has also maximized the effectiveness of shared resources. As per the Managing Director of WIN, Mr. John DeBenedette, the cloud technology offers efficient, modern e-freight, cost effective solutions for various companies. He also added that solutions through Cloud are powering the modern business across the globe and Logi-Sys and WIN are bringing the benefits to air-cargo community.