Cargo iQ

Cargo iQ is an IATA interest group with the mission of creating and implementing quality standards for the worldwide air cargo industry.

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Cargo iQ publishes special COVID-19 Impact Reports for February and March


In these challenging times, Cargo iQ data can give us additional insight to the way our industry’s shipment flows change as a consequence of COVID‑19.

We have been analysing data from members in the context of the pandemic, to produce our first COVID-19 Impact Reports for the months of February and March, which you can access via the link below.

We will be communicating regular statistics for members in this way over the coming months to help keep you better informed.

Key takeaways from data collected from 22 of our airline members in February and March include:

  • After an unusually high drop in February, air cargo traffic from Asia partially picked up in March with air waybill counts to Europe increasing by 28%, to North America by 30%, to Latin America by 15%, to Africa by 8%, and to Oceania by 20%, and intra-Asian traffic growing by 10% compared to February 2020.
  • A comparison of March 2019 and March 2020 air waybill counts from Asia showed a decline of 20% to Europe, 23% to North America, 25% to Africa, and 26% to both Latin America and to Oceania, with intra-Asian traffic decreasing by 24%.
  • Asian member carriers flew 59% fewer flights carrying 0-25 tons and 52% fewer flights transporting over 25 tons in March 2020 versus March 2019.
  • European member airlines flew 26% fewer flights carrying 0-25 tons and 18% fewer flights moving over 25 tons in March 2020 compared to March 2019.
  • Compared to January 2020, shipment flows from Asia to Europe in February 2020 declined by 30%, to North America by 30%, to Africa by 20%, to Latin America by 33%, and to Oceania by 20%.

To access and download the Cargo iQ 2020 COVID-19 Impact Reports click here.

In our bulletin sent out on April 3rd, we called for members to submit any stories about how they are responding to the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak and we would like to thank everyone who has sent us their stories, so far.

We will be sharing these with members over the coming weeks and would encourage you to keep communicating with us.

The Cargo iQ team continues to be here if you need any assistance, or support during this crisis and are here to help you in any way that we can.

Thank you,

Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director, Cargo iQ
Megha Palkar, Assistant Manager, Cargo iQ
Chris Davies, Manager Technology & Data, Cargo iQ
Laura Rodriguez, Manager Implementation & Quality Assurance, Cargo iQ

Send your stories or reach out to us through any of the following addresses: immermana@iata.org, palkarm@iata.org, daviesc@iata.org, or rodriguezl@iata.org

Visit cargoiq.org for more information.

About Cargo iQ

Cargo iQ is an IATA interest group with the mission of creating and implementing quality standards for the worldwide air cargo industry.

Cargo iQ operates as a not-for-profit membership group supported by IATA and composed of over 80 major airlines, freight forwarders, ground-handling agents, trucking companies and IT solution providers globally.

Cargo iQ members developed a system of shipment planning and performance monitoring for air cargo based on common business processes and milestones.

As part of that system, the Cargo iQ Master Operating Plan (MOP), which has been endorsed by IATA as a recommended industry practice, describes the standard end-to-end process of transporting air cargo.

For more information, visit cargoiq.org

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Cargo iQ publishes special COVID-19 Impact Reports for February and March

In these challenging times, Cargo iQ data can give us additional insight to the way our industry’s shipment flows change as a consequence of COVID‑19.

We have been analysing data from members in the context of the pandemic, to produce our first COVID-19 Impact Reports for the months of February and March, which you can access via the link below.

We will be communicating regular statistics for members in this way over the coming months to help keep you better informed.

Key takeaways from data collected from 22 of our airline members in February and March include:

  • After an unusually high drop in February, air cargo traffic from Asia partially picked up in March with air waybill counts to Europe increasing by 28%, to North America by 30%, to Latin America by 15%, to Africa by 8%, and to Oceania by 20%, and intra-Asian traffic growing by 10% compared to February 2020.
  • A comparison of March 2019 and March 2020 air waybill counts from Asia showed a decline of 20% to Europe, 23% to North America, 25% to Africa, and 26% to both Latin America and to Oceania, with intra-Asian traffic decreasing by 24%.
  • Asian member carriers flew 59% fewer flights carrying 0-25 tons and 52% fewer flights transporting over 25 tons in March 2020 versus March 2019.
  • European member airlines flew 26% fewer flights carrying 0-25 tons and 18% fewer flights moving over 25 tons in March 2020 compared to March 2019.
  • Compared to January 2020, shipment flows from Asia to Europe in February 2020 declined by 30%, to North America by 30%, to Africa by 20%, to Latin America by 33%, and to Oceania by 20%.

To access and download the Cargo iQ 2020 COVID-19 Impact Reports click here.

In our bulletin sent out on April 3rd, we called for members to submit any stories about how they are responding to the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak and we would like to thank everyone who has sent us their stories, so far.

We will be sharing these with members over the coming weeks and would encourage you to keep communicating with us.

The Cargo iQ team continues to be here if you need any assistance, or support during this crisis and are here to help you in any way that we can.

Thank you,

Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director, Cargo iQ
Megha Palkar, Assistant Manager, Cargo iQ
Chris Davies, Manager Technology & Data, Cargo iQ
Laura Rodriguez, Manager Implementation & Quality Assurance, Cargo iQ

Send your stories or reach out to us through any of the following addresses: immermana@iata.org, palkarm@iata.org, daviesc@iata.org, or rodriguezl@iata.org

Visit cargoiq.org for more information.

About Cargo iQ

Cargo iQ is an IATA interest group with the mission of creating and implementing quality standards for the worldwide air cargo industry.

Cargo iQ operates as a not-for-profit membership group supported by IATA and composed of over 80 major airlines, freight forwarders, ground-handling agents, trucking companies and IT solution providers globally.

Cargo iQ members developed a system of shipment planning and performance monitoring for air cargo based on common business processes and milestones.

As part of that system, the Cargo iQ Master Operating Plan (MOP), which has been endorsed by IATA as a recommended industry practice, describes the standard end-to-end process of transporting air cargo.

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.