Etihad Cargo, E2open to automate cargo screening 

To automate its cargo screening processes in compliance with global regulations, Etihad Cargo has formed a partnership with supply chain solution app E2open. The app will improve efficiency, streamline workflows, minimise the risk of fines and penalties, and reduce the manual time associated with screening cargo.

The airline said E2open will also help it to intercept attempts at illegal animal trafficking by preventing the carriage of endangered and threatened species, hunting trophies containing any animal parts, shark fins and live animals intended for use in scientific research. Etihad Cargo will go live with E2open from November this year.

Andre Blech, Head – Operations & Delivery, Etihad Cargo, says, “Aside from being labour-intensive, navigating the constantly changing regulations and export/import requirements often requires coordination across multiple parties and compliance checks. Our partnership with E2open, which shares our vision for a truly digital logistics supply chain, increases Etihad Cargo’s service quality to customers, who benefit from the increased efficiency of
real-time verification.”

Santosh Nanda, General Manager, E2open’s logistics service provider business unit, adds, “Together with Etihad Cargo, E2open is streamlining the process to dramatically simplify the complexity of staying abreast of ever evolving trade regulations, automating the screening of shipments, thereby providing best-in-class compliance safeguards for Etihad customers while reducing shipment processing costs.”