Kempegowda International Airport becomes IATA e-freight compliant 

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Bangalore, November 10, 2014 (STAT):-Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) announced that the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru has been rated as an e-freight compliant airport by IATA for its cargo operations. This project reiterates the airport’s efforts in sustaining the long-term well-being of the environment. The e-freight concept was launched by IATA in 2006 as part of the StB (simplifying the business) program and became an industry-wide initiative. "IATA would like to congratulate Bangalore International Airport Limited on being an e-freight compliant airport. The team has demonstrated great dedication and passion in the preparation and test pilot, an achievement that will not only benefit the airport but the entire industry. This is indeed a definite step forward in modernizing air cargo shipment and an example for other airports in India and around the world” said Mr. Glen Hughes, Global Head Cargo, IATA Facilitated by IATA along with the endorsement of the members of the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG), the project is an industry-wide initiative. It involves carriers, freight forwarders, ground handlers, shippers and customs authorities to effectively streamline processes, cut costs and improve speed and reliability. A few Key benefits of the implementation of the e-freight project are:
  • Improved process efficiency
  • Higher productivity
  • Better quality & reliability
  • Improved cost savings
  • Environment-friendly
Being an e-freight compliant airport is another step towards BIAL’s vision to be a role model for sustainable progress, creating best practices and setting benchmarks for all airports across the country.    
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