In 2013, Panalpina became the first company in the world to achieve completely paperless flights for general air freight.
Following an industry-wide initiative to eliminate paperwork from the sky, which IATA kicked off in 2006, firms began working to this goal.
We are now at the front of the global e-freight race.
Desmond Vertannes, global head of cargo at IATA.
Cutting the time, cost and environmental waste that paperwork adds to air freight – not to mention space – is an important and challenging mission.
Panalpina has met with much of the industry as well as authorities and invested significantly in people and IT to make e-freight a reality.
Expanding our e-freight network is no easy task. Every origin and every destination has its own rules and regulations, its own ground handling teams and its own processes – all of which must be carefully adapted to handle e-freight transports airport-to-airport.
At Panalpina, e-freight is driven by our experienced and motivated people on the ground who work tirelessly every day to establish new paperless routes.
We know that e-freight is the only way forward.