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CARGO IQ GAINS NEW MEMBER AIR CARGO SOLUTIONS PROVIDER SMARTKARGO


The integrated e-commerce solutions provider to the airline industry pledges its commitment to global best practice through Cargo iQ membership

Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday 12th May 2022Provider of cloud-based air cargo solutions to the global air cargo industry SmartKargo has joined cross-stakeholder organization Cargo iQ.

SmartKargo offers a suite of scalable applications including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), a booking portal, and its end-to-end e-commerce shipping solution for global airlines.

It joins Cargo iQ as part of a long-term objective to bring key quality enhancements to the air cargo industry.

“Establishing consistent quality management standards requires transparency and collaboration among supply chain partners who bring a variety of perspectives to the conversation,” said Milind Tavshikar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), SmartKargo.

“We joined Cargo iQ to bring our unique experience to this important interest group and look forward to contributing as well as being inspired by our industry colleagues.

“Together, we can ensure that standards of quality management evolve steadily in this industry that is so important to the world.”

Following exponential growth in global e-commerce sales, SmartKargo saw an opportunity for airlines to adopt end-to-end integrated logistics for e-commerce parcel shipments, from online transaction to delivery to the customer’s door.

The software provider launched a customizable e-commerce solution that can be bolted on to existing air cargo management systems, enabling airlines to expand their markets and earn higher rates versus traditional cargo.

Airlines in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and Norway are among the early adopters and have significantly grown their cargo revenues by shipping e-commerce products on passenger aircraft.

“The SmartKargo team will bring a valuable perspective and important sector expertise to Cargo iQ’s ever-growing taskforce,” said Lothar Moehle, Executive Director, Cargo iQ.

“Diversity in specialisms among our members is key to ensuring our work brings benefits to the quality of the entire logistics chain.

“In joining the Cargo iQ community, SmartKargo has shown its commitment to our shared vision to improve standardization in the air cargo supply chain, in particular by assisting our industry and our members with their digitalization strategies and implementations.”

Cargo iQ, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, is an independent, cross-stakeholder organization with more than 60 members worldwide, including airlines, forwarders, and ground handling agents.

The Cargo iQ team will be meeting with industry colleagues new and old at the 31st CNS Partnership Conference in Phoenix, US, from the 23rd to 25th May 2022.

 

About SmartKargo

SmartKargo delivers advanced digital technology to facilitate the efficient digital transformation of an airline’s cargo business.

With deep expertise in air cargo, technology and e-commerce, SmartKargo empowers airlines to open new revenue streams through e-commerce package shipping and delivery, as recently featured in Forbes.

The company is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (in what The New York Times called “the most innovative square mile on the planet”), with key offices in India, Philippines, Brazil, and Canada.

Learn more about SmartKargo at www.smartkargo.com.

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 GAINS NEW MEMBER AIR CARGO SOLUTIONS PROVIDER SMARTKARGO

The integrated e-commerce solutions provider to the airline industry pledges its commitment to global best practice through Cargo iQ membership

Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday 12th May 2022: Provider of cloud-based air cargo solutions to the global air cargo industry SmartKargo has joined cross-stakeholder organization Cargo iQ.

SmartKargo offers a suite of scalable applications including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), a booking portal, and its end-to-end e-commerce shipping solution for global airlines.

It joins Cargo iQ as part of a long-term objective to bring key quality enhancements to the air cargo industry.

“Establishing consistent quality management standards requires transparency and collaboration among supply chain partners who bring a variety of perspectives to the conversation,” said Milind Tavshikar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), SmartKargo.

“We joined Cargo iQ to bring our unique experience to this important interest group and look forward to contributing as well as being inspired by our industry colleagues.

“Together, we can ensure that standards of quality management evolve steadily in this industry that is so important to the world.”

Following exponential growth in global e-commerce sales, SmartKargo saw an opportunity for airlines to adopt end-to-end integrated logistics for e-commerce parcel shipments, from online transaction to delivery to the customer’s door.

The software provider launched a customizable e-commerce solution that can be bolted on to existing air cargo management systems, enabling airlines to expand their markets and earn higher rates versus traditional cargo.

Airlines in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and Norway are among the early adopters and have significantly grown their cargo revenues by shipping e-commerce products on passenger aircraft.

“The SmartKargo team will bring a valuable perspective and important sector expertise to Cargo iQ’s ever-growing taskforce,” said Lothar Moehle, Executive Director, Cargo iQ.

“Diversity in specialisms among our members is key to ensuring our work brings benefits to the quality of the entire logistics chain.

“In joining the Cargo iQ community, SmartKargo has shown its commitment to our shared vision to improve standardization in the air cargo supply chain, in particular by assisting our industry and our members with their digitalization strategies and implementations.”

Cargo iQ, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, is an independent, cross-stakeholder organization with more than 60 members worldwide, including airlines, forwarders, and ground handling agents.

The Cargo iQ team will be meeting with industry colleagues new and old at the 31st CNS Partnership Conference in Phoenix, US, from the 23rd to 25th May 2022.

 

About SmartKargo

SmartKargo delivers advanced digital technology to facilitate the efficient digital transformation of an airline’s cargo business.

With deep expertise in air cargo, technology and e-commerce, SmartKargo empowers airlines to open new revenue streams through e-commerce package shipping and delivery, as recently featured in Forbes.

The company is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (in what The New York Times called “the most innovative square mile on the planet”), with key offices in India, Philippines, Brazil, and Canada.

Learn more about SmartKargo at www.smartkargo.com.

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.