China Southern rolls out e-manifest for cargo

Time:2009-10-23 Browse:22 Author:RISINGSUN

CHINA Southern Airlines has recently started to offer electronic cargo manifest service after its launch of an e-ticket service for passengers, becoming the first mainland carrier to do so, Logistics Week reports.
The new measure will save 30 million paper documents costing CNY1 million (US$146,486), while the document cost of handling every batch of cargo will be cut 40 per cent.
China Southern will expand the no-paper document practice to every link of its cargo service starting next year.
The first flight using e-manifests was the CZ3603 flight on Guangzhou-Dalian line. Xinbang Logistics and Suijia Logistics, among Guangzhou`s top 10 logistics operators rank, were of the first forwarders to join the pilot scheme. The e-manifest service will be promoted to all other cargo services and freight forwarders by the end of this year.