A World First for Frankfurt Airport

(Photo: Fraport)

The World’s first electronic Dangerous Goods Declaration (eDGD) shipment has been processed at Frankfurt Airport.

A shipment from healthcare specialist Abbott Diagnostics in Wiesbaden was flown on board freight flight LH8222 to Mexico City on September 13.  Lufthansa Cargo was the first airline to support the eDGD standard which was officially adopted by IATA as a pilot phase in April.  Fraport said a completely new approach has been developed and evaluated through close collaboration all along the transport chain using the Infr8 eDGD platform from Hamburg-based Dakosy.  The logistics service provider Panalpina was also a key partner in the process.

Lufthansa Cargo’s IT systems and processes can now deal with paperless dangerous goods shipments.  All pilot partners are digitally connected to the INFr8 platform and can use it to process transport documents – including the Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD) required by law.
Sören Stark, board member, pperations and COO of Lufthansa Cargo commented: “We are pleased that the eDGD has celebrated its global launch with Lufthansa Cargo.  This underscores our claim to be the industry pioneer in digitisation.  There is still so much more for us to achieve here together with shippers, forwarders and airports.”
Anke Giesen, executive director, operations at Fraport welcomed the launch of the shipping portal and said: “Thanks to this worldwide innovation, the INFr8 platform integrates the shipper into the electronic information chain of the air cargo process for the first time.  We expect this to result in shorter check-in times and much faster handling of dangerous goods.”