The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GS1, a global standards organisation to provide a framework for further cooperation. A joint working group will now commence digitising FIATA documents, using the GS1 global unique identification system, enabling FIATA members to become more efficient as compared to the former “paperwork” and to improve the services they provide to their customers.

The transport and logistics (T&L) industry provides the backbone of global trade by servicing customers and suppliers in global supply and demand chains. T&L processes provide critical links in the global economy, interconnecting countless manufacturers, traders, retailers and service providers as parts of complex networks that serve many industries in all countries worldwide.

As goods move from points of origin to points of destination, logistics services providers (e.g., freight forwarders, transporters and other stakeholders) must maintain control and visibility of these movements to make informed decisions that ensure the smooth flow of the goods to consumers. Today, these services are expected to be faster, more reliable, more secure and transparent to satisfy ever-increasing consumer expectations.

Τα μέλη της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής Τυποποίησης (CEN) δημοσίευσαν την τεχνική προδιαγραφή (TS 17073) για τις ταχυδρομικές υπηρεσίες – διασυνοριακές διανομές.

Το επίτευγμα αυτό είναι αποτέλεσμα μιας συλλογικής προσπάθειας από εκπροσώπους ταχυδρομικών οργανισμών, ψηφιακών καταστημάτων λιανικής πώλησης, υπηρεσιών αποστολής δεμάτων express και άλλων φορέων. Αποτελεί μέρος της στρατηγικής της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής “Bringing down barriers to unlock online opportunities” για την ενιαία Ψηφιακή Αγορά.