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DHL Global Forwarding’s Henk Venema named new Chairman of Cargo iQ


Venema takes the lead of Membership Board as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) interest group continues to roll out a series of new initiatives

Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday 27th June 2017 – Henk Venema, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Network Carrier Management at DHL Global Forwarding, has been named the new chairman of the Cargo iQ Membership Board.

Venema, who has over 15 years of experience in air cargo, takes over from Max Sauberschwarz, Vice President and Global Head of Carrier and Gateway Air Logistics at Kuehne + Nagel, who chaired the IATA interest group from 2013.

Kester Meijer, Director Operational Integrity, Compliance & Safety – ISCM Air France, KLM Cargo, will continue to support the group as its Vice Chairman.

Sauberschwarz will also continue to serve on the Board.

“It is an enormous accomplishment that Cargo iQ can count so many great industry leaders amongst its board members,” said Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director, Cargo iQ.

“We owe a whole lot of gratitude to Max Sauberschwarz, who has done so much to get, and keep, us on the right track.

“His leadership will be missed, but Max will remain on our Board and I am confident that, in Henk Venema, we have found another great leader to help our Board and membership continue to improve the performance of the air cargo industry.”

Venema takes over as Cargo iQ continues to roll out a series of initiatives kick started under Sauberschwarz’s chairmanship. This included the rebranding at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium in Berlin, Germany, in 2016.

“I am excited to be taking the role of Chairman as the organisation continues to innovate and develop, thanks to initiatives such as the new Smart Data Portal,” said Venema.

“Cargo iQ is a key initiative in the industry, where not only airlines, but also freight forwarders, handlers, and Certified Data Management Professionals (CDMPs) come together to define the joint and unique quality standards we want to set for the industry going forward.

“The new projects we are working on, built upon the excellent work the organisation has successfully delivered so far, will further boost Cargo iQ’s quality standards.

“The new portal enables members to not only see data and trends, but also to act internally to improve levels of quality and fix specific pain points – an important diagnostic tool that will help to translate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) into material actions.”

The new Smart Data Portal enables members to interrogate and interpret information about their service levels, helping them to develop new products and improve existing services.

The group has also recently appointed an external auditor, Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS), to carry out its member Audit and Certification Scheme.

“It has been my privilege to lead Cargo iQ and ensure we take it to the next level,” said Sauberschwarz.

“Building on the important work of the organisation since it was formed 20 years ago, members are demonstrating that, by working together, we can – and will – improve our industry.”

As part of its ongoing development, Cargo iQ signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Global Shippers’ Forum last year and recently met with a task force of shippers in London, UK, to start work on an initiative to launch shipper KPIs.

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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.

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Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday 27th June 2017 – Henk Venema, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Network Carrier Management at DHL Global Forwarding, has been named the new chairman of the Cargo iQ Membership Board.

Venema, who has over 15 years of experience in air cargo, takes over from Max Sauberschwarz, Vice President and Global Head of Carrier and Gateway Air Logistics at Kuehne + Nagel, who chaired the IATA interest group from 2013.

Kester Meijer, Director Operational Integrity, Compliance & Safety – ISCM Air France, KLM Cargo, will continue to support the group as its Vice Chairman.

Sauberschwarz will also continue to serve on the Board.

“It is an enormous accomplishment that Cargo iQ can count so many great industry leaders amongst its board members,” said Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director, Cargo iQ.

“We owe a whole lot of gratitude to Max Sauberschwarz, who has done so much to get, and keep, us on the right track.

“His leadership will be missed, but Max will remain on our Board and I am confident that, in Henk Venema, we have found another great leader to help our Board and membership continue to improve the performance of the air cargo industry.”

Venema takes over as Cargo iQ continues to roll out a series of initiatives kick started under Sauberschwarz’s chairmanship. This included the rebranding at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium in Berlin, Germany, in 2016.

“I am excited to be taking the role of Chairman as the organisation continues to innovate and develop, thanks to initiatives such as the new Smart Data Portal,” said Venema.

“Cargo iQ is a key initiative in the industry, where not only airlines, but also freight forwarders, handlers, and Certified Data Management Professionals (CDMPs) come together to define the joint and unique quality standards we want to set for the industry going forward.

“The new projects we are working on, built upon the excellent work the organisation has successfully delivered so far, will further boost Cargo iQ’s quality standards.

“The new portal enables members to not only see data and trends, but also to act internally to improve levels of quality and fix specific pain points – an important diagnostic tool that will help to translate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) into material actions.”

The new Smart Data Portal enables members to interrogate and interpret information about their service levels, helping them to develop new products and improve existing services.

The group has also recently appointed an external auditor, Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS), to carry out its member Audit and Certification Scheme.

“It has been my privilege to lead Cargo iQ and ensure we take it to the next level,” said Sauberschwarz.

“Building on the important work of the organisation since it was formed 20 years ago, members are demonstrating that, by working together, we can – and will – improve our industry.”

As part of its ongoing development, Cargo iQ signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Global Shippers’ Forum last year and recently met with a task force of shippers in London, UK, to start work on an initiative to launch shipper KPIs.

Ends

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.

Cargo iQ operates as a not-for-profit membership group supported by IATA.​ 

Our members work together to define the processes behind the air transport of cargo to measure success and continuously improve the value of airfreight for customers.

  • 80+ members worldwide including airlines, forwarders, GHAs, IT companies and airports

  • 10 million airport-to-airport shipments measured annually

  • Six million door-to-door shipments measured annually

  • Annual data exceeds 110 million lines per year

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 Master Operating Plan (MOP) describes the standard end-to-end process of transporting air cargo.  

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.