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Kazakhstan's civil aviation authorities introducing 'e-Freight' system

Transport Materials 28 January 2021 14:26
Kazakhstan's civil aviation authorities introducing 'e-Freight' system

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 28

BY Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee and Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan are continuing work on the introduction of the "e-Freight" system in the country, Trend reports citing the committee.

The topic discussed during a webinar on the first project of public-private partnership in the field of digitalization of transport in Kazakhstan, "e-Freight".

As noted during the webinar the e-Freight information system is designed to replace the currently existing paper documents with appropriate electronic documents and messages in the preparation, execution and performance of air cargo transportation. Implementation of the project will improve the efficiency of air cargo documentation, reduce the time of processing cargo operations and increase the attractiveness of air cargo transportation and transit through Kazakhstan.

The webinar participants also noted that a total of 84,738 electronic air waybills were processed via the system in 2020, 17 airlines and 15 airports were connected, work on adding new and updating the existing functionality of the system was carried out.

At the moment, work is being completed on integration with the Agriculture information system of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, which will allow to abandon the paper air waybills for domestic shipments of conventional cargo, obtain electronic permits from the sanitary-quarantine services, electronic quarantine certificates (certificates).

The first stage of integration with the information system of the State Revenue Committee of the Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan "Astana-1" for the introduction of electronic air waybill for international cargo shipments with the possibility of abandoning the paper airline companies was also completed last year.

Currently, the Civil Aviation Committee is working to improve the legislation to create a comfortable environment for the transfer of documents and processes into electronic format.

A number of tasks is set for 2021 for the development of the e-Freight.

In particular, to complete integration with the Ministry of Agriculture in 1Q2021 and move from paper to electronic air waybills for domestic cargo and air transportation, to complete the second stage of integration with Astana-1 information system, to introduce electronic air waybills for international cargo transportation with the possibility of airlines refusal from paper, to introduce a number of key functions and add several modules to expand the functionality of the system.

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