Cathay Pacific sets new standard for cargo shipments

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Cathay Pacific Cargo has taken a significant step towards the end-to-end digitisation of its global supply chain by leading a successful third trial of the IATA ONE Record initiative – this time, at its home hub in Hong Kong.

IATA ONE Record creates a standard "Virtual Shipment Record" for air cargo: a single-record view of a shipment that enables data to be shared by stakeholders across the air cargo industry. The programme builds on the paperless operations of the e-AWB (Electronic Air Waybill), which Cathay Pacific Cargo helped to pioneer 10 years ago. The airline was the first carrier to implement 100% e-AWB operations in its home market and has since led its implementation around the world, contributing to Hong Kong's reputation as a global air cargo hub.

IATA's ONE Record initiative facilitates transparency of consignments as they pass through the multiple links in the supply chain from shipper to agent, to airline, warehouse, and statutory authorities such as customs – all following IATA's security and data-sharing protocols for APIs (the application that allows users to interface with the system).

The Hong Kong pilot programme, which ran in March, was a joint initiative between Cathay Pacific Cargo and the Airport Authority Hong Kong and enabled stakeholders to monitor shipment data over a two-day period. 

Digitisation is central to Cathay Pacific Cargo's strategy to enable a more agile and responsive service for customers. Following the success of the trials, the airline's next objective is to introduce ONE Record across its global operations.
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