Driving Change

- May 17, 2016 -

IATA supports e-Cargo implementation by developing industry standards and offering guidance and tools that facilitate the adoption of new initiatives.

Workshops & conferences

IATA organizes the annual e-Cargo Conference in Geneva and regular e-Cargo workshops at the local and regional levels. During those events, attendees benefit from a thorough understanding of new e-Cargo initiatives as well as the ability to network with subject matter experts and other industry colleagues.

Business process & standards

In order to remove paper and use electronic messages it is necessary to have common and clear business process and standards, which are the foundations of e-Cargo initiatives.


Moving to e-Cargo requires changes in the technologies used by the air freight stakeholders. IATA is willing to facilitate understanding of key IT requirements necessary to support e-Cargo projects, as well as the solutions and services available.


The e-Cargo Matchmaker is a free of charge web-based tool connecting e-freight and e-AWB stakeholders easily and offering more flexible access to the list of live airports, airlines, freight forwarders and ground handling agents.

Message Improvement Program (MIP)

The IATA Message Improvement Program improves EDI data quality and facilitates the removal of paper documentation.

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