DHL, Delta Cargo Sign Security Agreement

DHL, Delta Cargo Sign Security Agreement

Delta Cargo joined DHL Global Forwarding's Strategic Air Cargo Security Partnership program. The airline also joined the company's Performance Scorecard system.

The Partnership, aimed at stepping up supply chain security, is based on a common understanding of standard operating procedures for high-value and high-risk cargo and an exchange of best practices on security issues and information on crime trends.

DHL and Delta Cargo also agreed on a Commitment to Quality partnership, a group of long-term strategies and programs focused on continuous quality improvement throughout the entire shipment life cycle.

By The Numbers: International Air Freight Industry.

The multiple agreements comprise eFreight, booking processes, shipment handling, claims processing and invoicing. Progress is measurable on the basis of several key performance indicators, including the measurement of carbon emissions and the commitment to improving efficiency, the introduction of a paperless transport documentation as well as overall data quality.

Delta Cargo is one of DHL-GF's preferred air carriers, said Michael Schaecher, executive vice president & head of global airfreight at DHL Global Forwarding.

-- Contact Thomas L. Gallagher at tgallagher@joc.com.