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The ability to move goods safely, quickly and cost-efficiently to markets is important for international trade, national distributive trades, and economic development.
The target benefits of eFreight are:
Zero paper documents for planning, executing and completing any transport and logistics operation within EU
independent of: The parties involved, Cargo type , Transport mode or combination of modes, Loading unit,
Authorities involved, Type of service demanded, Transport corridor and Liability regime
Zero waiting times related to administrative procedures at all border crossings within EU and for transport
between EU and countries with which secure trade lanes have been established
Technology independent e-Freight mechanisms.
The focus in recent years is on harmonising standards and infrastructure to facilitate wider adoption of eFreight (including SMEs) for the purpose of supporting efficient, green and secure supply chains.
1. National and multinational policies and related research and development programmes such as:
The EU e-Freight initiative for multimodal transport
The IATA e-Freight for air cargo
The NorthEast Asia NEAL-NET for all modes
2. eFreight solutions adopted by:
Business communities adopting common standards or information exchange platforms
eFreight market places
3. Governmental solutions such as trade and transport Single Windows.