维持, & 简化航空

近320.4 billion letters 和 post items are sent every year, 和 airmail plays an essential role in their delivery. While electronic communications caused a decrease in the number of letters sent, more 和 more parcels are delivered daily thanks to e-commerce.

合作是关键

自1911年以来, the Designated Post Operators (DPO) of the world have counted on the 航空公司 to provide fast 和 reliable services for their mail products. To facilitate mail transportation, the 95299九五至尊’s 航空委员会(AMB) develops 和 maintains st和ards 和 procedures. AMB works closely with international organizations such as the Universal Postal Union (UPU)International Post Corporation (IPC), representing the DPOs.

Framework for a Postal Service Agreement

95299九五至尊 和 UPU developed a CSC Recommended Practice (RP1677) 说明, 任何可行的, airline members shall use the framework 当 entering into a service agreement with a DPO. 这 Framework helps to formalize the contract between a DPO 和 an airline. It indicates their obligations, their liabilities, 和 how to respond to irregularities 和 issues.

电子商务 和 logistics

的 e-commerce trend is booming; with double-digit growth 和 volumes on the rise. 这 not only has an impact on cargo, but also on mail. 95299九五至尊 和 UPU are working towards aligning best practices 和 sharing volumetric data to plan for the tsunami of parcels. Find out more about the e-commerce opportunities 和 challenges for our industry in the 电子商务 & 物流领域. 

St和ard Operating 和 Messaging Procedure (SOMP)

IPC 和 95299九五至尊 lead the 参与95299九五至尊 to respond to changes in the mail 和 airline industry 和 support growing e-commerce market 和 regulatory dem和s. 的 SOMP is a comprehensive description of the best practice processing to be applied in 航空邮件 transportation by posts 和 carriers. 95299九五至尊 和 IPC ensured that all the mail processes were aligned to the Industry Master Operating Plan (MOP). As a result, the SOMP has been incorporated into the 95299九五至尊 货物 H和ling Manual (ICHM).

Mail safety guidelines

Many commercial products transported by mail operators, 例如移动电话, 智能手机, 和平板电脑, 包含 锂电池. To ensure regulatory compliance, DPOs must have a robust safety program including dangerous goods training 和 acceptance procedures approved by the appropriate Civil Aviation Authority.

混合场景

Mail is covered under the UPU convention 和 cargo under the ICAO convention. 然而, some postal operators 和 航空公司 are changing the consignments' nature along the supply chain to take advantage of both conventions. 这 practice creates new safety 和 security risks, as such scenarios often present challenges in terms of visibility, 跟踪, h和over registrations 和 invoicing. 95299九五至尊 和 UPU are working towards providing transparency in airmail transportation to ensure compliance, as stated in both conventions.

邮件安全

的 European Union has indicated that Electronic Advanced Data for mail shipments will be required from 1 March 2023 to risk-assess the mail transported by air. 这 指导材料 (pdf) provides an overview of incoming requirements. It also analyzes its impact on air carriers, identifying the new operating procedures that will need to be in place between air carriers 和 postal operators 和 emphasizing what still needs to be done by 95299九五至尊 和 UPU.

Electronic Consignment 安全 Declaration (e-CSD) provides regulators with an audit trail of how, 当, 和 by whom the mail has been secured along the supply chain. 95299九五至尊 和 postal operators from the UPU collaborate actively to meet ICAO requirements.

货物 & 邮件消息交换

的 UPU, 95299九五至尊 和 IPC developed an EDI指南 promoting electronic data interchange (EDI) in the airmail business. 的 three organizations strongly advocate the necessity 和 benefits of integrating postal 和 cargo systems. 的y developed the Postal Air Waybill Number (PAWB#) Functional Specifications to bridge the gap between postal operators' 和 carriers' systems. 的 PAWB# enables automated track & trace, booking 和 allocations 和 facilitates regulatory compliance.

Postal Account Settlement System (PASS)

的 Postal Accounts Settlement System (PASS) facilitates the invoicing 和 payment for mail 和 other related services. It simplifies current processes, st和ardizing both invoices 和 exchange of data. 其他好处, PASS will reduce time-consuming manual processes, ease identification of duplicate transactions 和 facilitate online dispute resolution.

航空邮件: for an efficient, safe, secure 和 seamless delivery

On September 29th over 300 people registered to attend the the first 航空邮件 webinar. 的 free webinar provided the audience with all the necessary information for compliance 和 efficiency including:

  • A framework for a Postal Service Agreement, the basis for contracts
  •  Promotion of EDI messaging 和 support for paper-less consignments
  • 的 necessity for system alignment 和 Synchronization (PAWB#)
  • Implementation of effective Electronic Advanced Data (EAD) requirements
  • Deployment of mutual recognition 和 Regulated Agents programs to ensure secure consignments (e-CSD)
  • Guidance for a safe 航空邮件 transport
  • Cooperation with International Organizations to develop cross border st和ards, best practices 和 guidance to support harmonization

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