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Cutting the paper chain in dangerous goods declarations

March 14, 2019 / aircargonews

Electronic-Dangerous Goods Declarations (e-DGDs) offer the prospect of shorter consignment cut-off times for shippers and of reducing the number of dangerous goods (DG) shipments – currently 10% – that miss their flights due to documentation issues.Those were two take-aways from the DG session at the World Cargo Symposium in Singapore which focused on the benefits of e-DGD, with speakers from German cargo IT provider Dakosy, Lufthansa Cargo, US forwarder Expeditors and the Singapore Civil Aviation Authority.Simon Linder, director sales at Frankfurt-based Dakosy, said that e-DGD declarations on its INFr8 platform at Frankfurt were able to check the shipment “long before it arrives at the airport, when it is too late”.Linder made the point that Dakosy’s system is neutral and can be used by other airports, while Emyln Arrocha, director global product compliance at Expeditors, said that the processing of DG consignments needs to be modernised because the indus...