Traxon Europe said it is anticipating that a record number of 100 million electronic messages between airlines, air cargo forwarding agents and Customs authorities via Traxon will be reached in the fourth quarter of 2007. If the current trends continue, that fi gure could actually be 110 million electronic messages. The result will signifi cantly exceed the fi gure achieved in the previous year – a total of 92 million messages.
Traxon said that the use of electronic communication services in air cargo is booming as more and more airlines and air cargo forwarding agents are exchanging cargo documents such as air way bills or consolidation lists by electronic media. This development is being triggered on the one hand by the new security regulations from Customs authorities around the world which are making electronic data transmission a compulsory measure. On the other hand, the air cargo industry, which is under cost pressure, endeavours to make its processes more effi cient by the wider use of paperless cargo management.
Via Traxon’s neural system, forwarding agents, airlines, Customs and postal authorities can exchange cargo documents such as air way bills or consolidation lists by electronic media, initiate status updates or use value-added services such as Air Mail.