IATA has adopted the e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards, taking a significant step forward in the digitalization of the dangerous goods supply chain.

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The e-DGD is an electronic approach to manage the IATA Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD), leveraging industry initiatives to digitalize data and embrace data-sharing platform principles. This aligns with and supports industry initiatives to modernize air cargo processes efficiently and share critical data among stakeholders that need it.

 

The benefits of implementing the e-DGD with clearly defined data governance include improved transparency, traceability and data quality

 

Implementing the e-DGD requires cooperation between all stakeholders, including shippers, forwarders, carriers, ground handling agents, and third party providers. The benefits of implementing the e-DGD with clearly defined data governance include improved transparency, traceability and data quality. This, in turn, will improve process efficiency and reduce errors and delays.

The e-DGD was developed through the IATA Cargo Services Conference with key support provided by four proof of concept partners—Air France-KLM Cargo, Lufthansa Cargo, Swiss WorldCargo, and Cargologic confirming industry requirements.

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