A centrally located data base is tested to determine if it can serve the elective needs of shippers, agents, banks, insurance companies and government agencies. On March 21, 1973 the first of a series of tests was conducted by the Department of Transportation and the United Kingdom to prove the feasibility of transmitting cargo data from one country to another by high-speed electronic techniques. In this exercise data relating to 15 air cargo shipments was transmitted electronically from Department headquarters in Washington to Heathrow Airport in London where it was processed through the London Airport Cargo EDP System (LACES) by the British Board for Simplification of Trade Procedures (SITPRO). Subsequent tests will incorporate data for inland movement of air cargo, as well as transoceanic shipments. Similar tests will be conducted in the near future by the U.S. and Japan.

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    National Defense Transportation Association

    50 South Pickett Street, 220
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22304-3008
  • Authors:
    • Davis Jr, B O
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

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  • Accession Number: 00054222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM