Thai forwarder takes up E-freight

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Cargo gets loaded on an Air Asia aircraft

Thai freight forwarder Triple i Asia Cargo has joined the EzyCustoms community operated by e-freight software provider, Global Logistics System.

Triple i Asia Cargo will use EzyCustoms as a tool to submit shipment messages electronically from the departure stations to the terminal operators in Thailand ahead of the arrival of the Thai AirAsia flights. Triple i Asia Cargo is a general sales agent of Thai AirAsia.

The shipment data will be sent to the cargo terminals in Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport, Chiang Mai International Airport, Hat Yai International Airport and Phuket International Airport.

Triple i Asia Cargo chief executive officer (CEO), Tipp Dalal, says: “As the company continues to grow, we look forward to seeing a closer co-operation with GLS in upgrading our capability in the adoption of the IATA [International Air Transport Association] e-AWB [electronic air waybill] initiatives.”

According to GLS, the Thai Customs Authority has announced the requirements for all carriers to produce and submit shipment data electronically to its data system for all imports, transfers and transit cargo. The shipment data covers the master air cargo manifest and the house air cargo manifest.

Global Logistics System CEO, Terry Lo, says: “We welcome Triple i Asia Cargo to the EzyCustoms family.  We look forward to seeing EzyCustoms being deployed not only within Thailand but to many other airports of Thai AirAsia, and also serving its other handling carriers.” GLS’ e-freight products include, EzyCargo, EzyFreight, EzyCustoms, EzyPost, and EDMP. GLS has been certified by IATA’s Cargo 2000 group.