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CARGO IQ’S NEW MILESTONES FOR PLANNING AND MONITORING WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS ADOPTED BY CATHAY PACIFIC TO DRIVE SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY


The cargo carrier is one of the first Cargo iQ members to implement Freight into and out of Warehouse tracking milestones as key components in improving cargo handling efficiencies

Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday 16th August 2022: Cargo iQ’s newest freight planning and monitoring milestones, Freight into Warehouse control (FIW) and Freight out of Warehouse control (FOW), have been implemented by Cathay Pacific Cargo in Hong Kong to bring enhanced visibility of cargo during warehouse and ramp handling operations.

In collaboration with its ground handling subsidiary Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) and its Cargo iQ Data Management Platform (CDMP) provider Global Logistics System (HK) Co. Ltd (GLSHK), the airline has become one of the first to integrate the FIW and FOW milestones, which were added to Cargo iQ’s Master Operating Plan (MOP) in March this year.

Cargo iQ’s MOP outlines the individual milestones for measuring the end-to-end journey of air cargo shipments.

The addition of FIW and FOW to the MOP brings previously lacking visibility and planning capabilities to the point of shipment handover between the warehouse handler and the ramp handler at the airport.

“The implementation of the FIW/FOW milestones brings collective benefits for airlines, ground handling agents, and the CDMP provider,” said Frosti Lau, General Manager Cargo Service Delivery, Cathay Pacific.

“The handling agents have a clearer view on the planned offsets for operational planning, while airlines will gain more visibility of the handover process.

“This visibility could help to identify any potential areas for improvement in the handling activities, and we are dedicated to refining our process to ensure shipments are ready for customers as planned.”

Cathay Pacific Cargo has worked closely with CPSL and GLSHK to capture and update FIW/FOW data, with the whole project in Hong Kong taking around six months from planning through to implementation.

The airline already plans to roll out the new tracking milestones across its global network.

“We believe airlines and ground handling agents are the parties who would see most benefits of having visibility on the two milestones, and ultimately this assures the delivery promise to customers,” added Lau.

With these latest milestones, a Cargo iQ Route Map for an airfreight shipment is gradually expanding to monitor every segment of the supply chain, with the ultimate goal being full supply chain visibility.

“With their great commitment to implement these new events, Cathay Pacific Cargo and their partners in Hong Kong are reinforcing the importance and usefulness of monitoring the point of handover from warehouse to ramp and vice versa,” said Laura Rodriquez, Manager Implementation and Quality Assurance, Cargo iQ.

“With this information, the industry will be able to identify pain points and make vital improvements to operational processes.

“It also gives us, for the first time, the possibility to visualize the complete warehouse process from start to end within Cargo iQ.

“We are currently supporting all our members in the implementation of these milestones, and we look forward to seeing the benefits of uptake on an industry-wide scale.”

Cargo iQ will be sharing more updates from the organization at the upcoming Air Cargo Handling and Logistics Conference in Athens, Greece, and will be participating on the ‘Recruiting, training and retaining staff’ panel on 7th September.

 

ENDS

 

 

About Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific is the home airline of Hong Kong, offering scheduled passenger and cargo services to destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa.

Cathay Pacific is one of the world’s biggest international air cargo carriers, operating a dedicated freighter fleet to 45 destinations. The airline’s cargo division, Cathay Pacific Cargo, operates a fleet of 14 Boeing 747-8F freighters and six 747-400ERFs (Extended Range Freighter).

The Cathay Pacific Group also includes Air Hong Kong, an express all-cargo carrier offering scheduled and charter services in Asia. Cathay Pacific is a member of the Swire Group and is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Cathay Pacific is committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, including targeting 10% sustainable aviation fuel use for its flights by 2030.

For more information, please visit www.cathaypacific.com

 

About Cathay Pacific Services Ltd

Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways, operating the latest air cargo facility in Hong Kong – Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal (CPCT). The Terminal provides a full span of air cargo services for airlines operating at Hong Kong International Airport and is capable of handling an annual throughput of 2.6 million tonnes. The Terminal incorporates innovative features and advanced technologies to enhance the visibility, efficiency, and reliability of each step of operations, improving the customer experience and creating added value to support their business growth.

 

About GLSHK

Global Logistics System (HK) Co., Ltd (GLSHK) specializes in digitalizing air cargo business processes such as Booking, e-AWB exchange, and Track & Trace for special cargo. Our EzyCargo™ platform connects forwarders to airlines and terminals. Other application platforms connect airlines to Customs for advanced cargo information requirements; and to post offices for mail data exchanges. Our worldwide partners include 3000+ active forwarders, 90+ airlines, 75+ post offices and most Customs systems.

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’S NEW MILESTONES FOR PLANNING AND MONITORING WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS ADOPTED BY CATHAY PACIFIC TO DRIVE SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY

The cargo carrier is one of the first Cargo iQ members to implement Freight into and out of Warehouse tracking milestones as key components in improving cargo handling efficiencies

Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday 16th August 2022: Cargo iQ’s newest freight planning and monitoring milestones, Freight into Warehouse control (FIW) and Freight out of Warehouse control (FOW), have been implemented by Cathay Pacific Cargo in Hong Kong to bring enhanced visibility of cargo during warehouse and ramp handling operations.

In collaboration with its ground handling subsidiary Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) and its Cargo iQ Data Management Platform (CDMP) provider Global Logistics System (HK) Co. Ltd (GLSHK), the airline has become one of the first to integrate the FIW and FOW milestones, which were added to Cargo iQ’s Master Operating Plan (MOP) in March this year.

Cargo iQ’s MOP outlines the individual milestones for measuring the end-to-end journey of air cargo shipments.

The addition of FIW and FOW to the MOP brings previously lacking visibility and planning capabilities to the point of shipment handover between the warehouse handler and the ramp handler at the airport.

“The implementation of the FIW/FOW milestones brings collective benefits for airlines, ground handling agents, and the CDMP provider,” said Frosti Lau, General Manager Cargo Service Delivery, Cathay Pacific.

“The handling agents have a clearer view on the planned offsets for operational planning, while airlines will gain more visibility of the handover process.

“This visibility could help to identify any potential areas for improvement in the handling activities, and we are dedicated to refining our process to ensure shipments are ready for customers as planned.”

Cathay Pacific Cargo has worked closely with CPSL and GLSHK to capture and update FIW/FOW data, with the whole project in Hong Kong taking around six months from planning through to implementation.

The airline already plans to roll out the new tracking milestones across its global network.

“We believe airlines and ground handling agents are the parties who would see most benefits of having visibility on the two milestones, and ultimately this assures the delivery promise to customers,” added Lau.

With these latest milestones, a Cargo iQ Route Map for an airfreight shipment is gradually expanding to monitor every segment of the supply chain, with the ultimate goal being full supply chain visibility.

“With their great commitment to implement these new events, Cathay Pacific Cargo and their partners in Hong Kong are reinforcing the importance and usefulness of monitoring the point of handover from warehouse to ramp and vice versa,” said Laura Rodriquez, Manager Implementation and Quality Assurance, Cargo iQ.

“With this information, the industry will be able to identify pain points and make vital improvements to operational processes.

“It also gives us, for the first time, the possibility to visualize the complete warehouse process from start to end within Cargo iQ.

“We are currently supporting all our members in the implementation of these milestones, and we look forward to seeing the benefits of uptake on an industry-wide scale.”

Cargo iQ will be sharing more updates from the organization at the upcoming Air Cargo Handling and Logistics Conference in Athens, Greece, and will be participating on the ‘Recruiting, training and retaining staff’ panel on 7th September.

 

ENDS

 

About Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific is the home airline of Hong Kong, offering scheduled passenger and cargo services to destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa.

Cathay Pacific is one of the world’s biggest international air cargo carriers, operating a dedicated freighter fleet to 45 destinations. The airline’s cargo division, Cathay Pacific Cargo, operates a fleet of 14 Boeing 747-8F freighters and six 747-400ERFs (Extended Range Freighter).

The Cathay Pacific Group also includes Air Hong Kong, an express all-cargo carrier offering scheduled and charter services in Asia. Cathay Pacific is a member of the Swire Group and is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Cathay Pacific is committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, including targeting 10% sustainable aviation fuel use for its flights by 2030. For more information, please visit www.cathaypacific.com

 

About Cathay Pacific Services Ltd

Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways, operating the latest air cargo facility in Hong Kong – Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal (CPCT). The Terminal provides a full span of air cargo services for airlines operating at Hong Kong International Airport and is capable of handling an annual throughput of 2.6 million tonnes. The Terminal incorporates innovative features and advanced technologies to enhance the visibility, efficiency, and reliability of each step of operations, improving the customer experience and creating added value to support their business growth.

 

About GLSHK

Global Logistics System (HK) Co., Ltd (GLSHK) specializes in digitalizing air cargo business processes such as Booking, e-AWB exchange, and Track & Trace for special cargo. Our EzyCargo™ platform connects forwarders to airlines and terminals. Other application platforms connect airlines to Customs for advanced cargo information requirements; and to post offices for mail data exchanges. Our worldwide partners include 3000+ active forwarders, 90+ airlines, 75+ post offices and most Customs systems.

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.