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CARGO IQ DRIVES SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY WITH FURTHER PROCESS ENRICHMENT AS IT CELEBRATES 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY


New technical developments and quality refinement drive further improvements for the air cargo industry

Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday 16th March 2022Cross-stakeholder organization Cargo iQ has made key updates to its Quality Management System (QMS), adding a Visibility Maps function and new milestones to its Route Map Planning as it celebrates 25 years of operation.

Cargo iQ Route Maps, which enable the journey of an air cargo shipment to be planned and monitored, could until now only be created if all flight details were available in advance.

If segments remained missing when the shipment started to move, no Route Map would be available and an error message would be sent to the airline, leading to reporting gaps.

An incomplete Route Map, known as a ‘Visibility Map’, can now be created on the Cargo Data Management Platform (CDMP) when a status update has been received for a shipment, even if gaps remain in the data, bringing visibility of previously unavailable data regarding a shipment’s journey.

“As Cargo iQ turns 25, we are focused on embracing digitalization, for example by providing truck drivers with technical tools to send shipment status updates, as the path to a seamless and transparent supply chain,” said Lothar Moehle, Executive Director, Cargo iQ.

“Working together is key to achieving this as an industry, and Cargo iQ continues to provide a vital platform for true cross-stakeholder collaboration with our ever-growing membership.”

Further improvements to Cargo iQ’s QMS have seen the addition of Freight into Warehouse (FIW) and Freight out of Warehouse (FOW) milestones to the Route Map, meaning that shipment handover between the warehouse handler and the ramp handler can now be monitored and recorded.

The introduction of Visibility Maps and new shipment milestones will support anticipated technological developments in the airfreight sector and jointly serve Cargo iQ’s principal aim to bring improved visibility to the supply chain.

Since its inception as Cargo 2000 in 1997, Cargo iQ has made several milestone achievements, including the creation of the Master Operating Plan in 1999, the introduction of Quality Reports in 2002, and the commencement of an external audit scheme in 2015–16, to validate that members are operating in accordance with Cargo iQ specifications.

In 2018 a training program was established, teaching best practice guidance for air cargo operations, followed by the first online training in 2020 in response to the pandemic.

Over the past 25 years, Cargo iQ membership has grown to include more than 60 members from increasing layers of the supply chain, most recently including small- to medium-sized enterprise (SME) forwarders.

Looking ahead, the organization and its members are staying firmly focused on bringing further tangible improvements to the cargo sector, starting on the road.

“We are working on the specification and simple communication and messaging tools for Road Feeder Services (RFS) to bring improved planning and monitoring capabilities for shipments travelling under AWB on the roads,” said Moehle.

“This is another key development to improve quality and visibility in the global air cargo supply chain.”

About Cargo iQ

Cargo iQ is a cross-stakeholder organization working to create and implement quality standards aimed at enhancing the customer service experience of the worldwide air cargo industry.

Originally founded by leading airlines and forwarders to improve reliability in the supply chain, Cargo iQ membership has grown to include more than 60 members from across the supply chain during its 25 years of operation, which it celebrates in 2022.

Global Cargo iQ membership now includes airlines, freight forwarders, ground handling agents, IT solution providers, Road Feeder Services (RFS), and, most recently, small- to medium-sized enterprise (SME) forwarders.

Operating as an independent, not-for-profit group, members work together to develop a system of shipment planning and performance monitoring for air cargo based on common business processes and milestones.

Members are externally audited at regular intervals for quality compliance as proof of their continuous improvement and commitment to delivering quality-driven services and supporting real-time service delivery.

As part of that system, the Cargo iQ Master Operating Plan (MOP), which has been endorsed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), defines the standard end-to-end process of transporting air cargo.

The organization is supported by IATA as one of its interest groups.

For more information, visit cargoiq.org

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CARGO IQ DRIVES SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY WITH FURTHER PROCESS ENRICHMENT AS IT CELEBRATES 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

New technical developments and quality refinement drive further improvements for the air cargo industry

Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday 16th March 2022: Cross-stakeholder organization Cargo iQ has made key updates to its Quality Management System (QMS), adding a Visibility Maps function and new milestones to its Route Map Planning as it celebrates 25 years of operation.

Cargo iQ Route Maps, which enable the journey of an air cargo shipment to be planned and monitored, could until now only be created if all flight details were available in advance.

If segments remained missing when the shipment started to move, no Route Map would be available and an error message would be sent to the airline, leading to reporting gaps.

An incomplete Route Map, known as a ‘Visibility Map’, can now be created on the Cargo Data Management Platform (CDMP) when a status update has been received for a shipment, even if gaps remain in the data, bringing visibility of previously unavailable data regarding a shipment’s journey.

“As Cargo iQ turns 25, we are focused on embracing digitalization, for example by providing truck drivers with technical tools to send shipment status updates, as the path to a seamless and transparent supply chain,” said Lothar Moehle, Executive Director, Cargo iQ.

“Working together is key to achieving this as an industry, and Cargo iQ continues to provide a vital platform for true cross-stakeholder collaboration with our ever-growing membership.”

Further improvements to Cargo iQ’s QMS have seen the addition of Freight into Warehouse (FIW) and Freight out of Warehouse (FOW) milestones to the route map, meaning that shipment handover between the warehouse handler and the ramp handler can now be monitored and recorded.

The introduction of Visibility Maps and new shipment milestones will support anticipated technological developments in the airfreight sector and jointly serve Cargo iQ’s principal aim to bring improved visibility to the supply chain.

Since its inception as Cargo 2000 in 1997, Cargo iQ has made several milestone achievements, including the creation of the Master Operating Plan in 1999, the introduction of Quality Reports in 2002, and the commencement of an external audit scheme in 2015–16, to validate that members are operating in accordance with Cargo iQ specifications.

In 2018 a training program was established, teaching best practice guidance for air cargo operations, followed by the first online training in 2020 in response to the pandemic.

Over the past 25 years, Cargo iQ membership has grown to include more than 60 members from increasing layers of the supply chain, most recently including small- to medium-sized enterprise (SME) forwarders.

Looking ahead, the organization and its members are staying firmly focused on bringing further tangible improvements to the cargo sector, starting on the road.

“We are working on the specification and simple communication and messaging tools for Road Feeder Services (RFS) to bring improved planning and monitoring capabilities for shipments travelling under AWB on the roads,” said Moehle.

“This is another key development to improve quality and visibility in the global air cargo supply chain.”

About Cargo iQ

Cargo iQ is a cross-stakeholder organization working to create and implement quality standards aimed at enhancing the customer service experience of the worldwide air cargo industry.

Originally founded by leading airlines and forwarders to improve reliability in the supply chain, Cargo iQ membership has grown to include more than 60 members from across the supply chain during its 25 years of operation, which it celebrates in 2022.

Global Cargo iQ membership now includes airlines, freight forwarders, ground handling agents, IT solution providers, Road Feeder Services (RFS), and, most recently, small- to medium-sized enterprise (SME) forwarders.

Operating as an independent, not-for-profit group, members work together to develop a system of shipment planning and performance monitoring for air cargo based on common business processes and milestones.

Members are externally audited at regular intervals for quality compliance as proof of their continuous improvement and commitment to delivering quality-driven services and supporting real-time service delivery.

As part of that system, the Cargo iQ Master Operating Plan (MOP), which has been endorsed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), defines the standard end-to-end process of transporting air cargo.

The organization is supported by IATA as one of its interest groups.

For more information, visit cargoiq.org

Our Vision

The objective of SESAR is to modernise European ATM by defining, developing and delivering new or improved technologies and procedures (SESAR Solutions).

SESAR’s vision builds on the notion of trajectory-based operations’ and relies on the provision of air navigation services (ANS) in support of the execution of the business or mission trajectory — meaning that aircraft can fly their preferred trajectories without being constrained by airspace configurations.

SESAR Deployment Manager

The SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) function is defined by the Article 9 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) N°409/2013. Under the oversight of the European Commission, the SDM function consists of the synchronisation and the coordination of the deployment of the Common Projects. A Common Project is a Commission Implementing Regulation which mandates the implementation of the most essential operational changes in the European ATM Master Plan by the Member States of the European Union and their operational stakeholders. The first Common Project is known as the Pilot Common Project (PCP) and is defined by the Regulation (EU) N°716/2014. The SDM synchronises and coordinates implementation against the SESAR Deployment Programme which is a project view of the Common Projects organizing their implementation into optimum sequences of activities by all the stakeholders required to implement. To develop and maintain the SESAR Deployment Programme in close consultation with all the stakeholders is another important task under the SDM function.