FedEx moved to take another step in the effort to automate air cargo, yesterday introducing Electronic Trade Documents, which will allow shippers to upload international shipping documentation electronically. IATA has been pushing the air cargo industry to embrace "e-freight," arguing that paper accompanying airfreight adds more than $1 billion in costs annually and creates mistakes, lost documents and related confusion that cause cargo to get held in customs facilities (ATW, June 2008). ...

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