Turkish Cargo expands e-freight capabilities
Turkish Cargo has prolonged the EDI agreement with TRAXON Europe, the international e-communications services provider to the airfreight industry, for a further three years. In addition, the airline has extended the scope of the contract to cover FHL (House Air Waybill) in addition to FWB (Master Air Waybill) messaging for all customers.
The agreement gives Turkish Cargo access to the TRAXON Europe network world-wide. The aim is to further drive Turkish Airlines e-freight capabilities and to enable the Turkish national carrier to do business with all logistics and industry partners on a single, uniform platform using stable host-to-host (EDI) messaging services.
Exchanging FHLs is especially important for import shipments into the European Union. All airlines must comply with EU Import Regulations, known as ICS (Import Control System). The new EU regulations have become mandatory since January 01, 2011. Turkish Cargo has already informed its Turkish customers about the new FHL capabilities.
“The cooperation with TRAXON helps us to further streamline processes, simplify operations, and achieve a higher efficiency at reduced costs. The e-services offered by Turkish Cargo simplify the airfreight forwarder’s working day and help reduce mistakes. EDI messaging is an important prerequisite for advancing the cause of paperless airfreight”, explains Serdar Demir, Manager Cargo Handling Contracts at Turkish Airlines Cargo.
“The three year extension of the agreement with Turkish Cargo strengthens our market position in Turkey. It underlines our ability to meet the changing needs of carriers large and small. It also speaks for our product offering and high quality standards,” says René Kircil, Senior Area Manager Sales at TRAXON Europe.