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Emirates SkyCargo and Kuehne + Nagel to head Cargo iQ Board


Henrik Ambak and Kerstin Strauss installed as Chair and Vice-Chair

Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday 21st May 2019 – Cargo iQ has announced a change in leadership of its membership Board with representatives from Emirates SkyCargo and Kuehne + Nagel.

Henrik Ambak, Senior Vice President of Cargo Operations Worldwide at Emirates SkyCargo, has been appointed Chair of Cargo iQ’s Board.

Kerstin Strauss, Vice President and Head of Global Air Logistics Operations at Kuehne + Nagel, will now occupy Ambak’s former position of Vice-Chair of the Board.

“The knowledge and experience of both Henrik and Kerstin will prove to be incredibly valuable to our organisation,” said Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director at Cargo iQ.

“Cargo iQ membership continues to develop as the cargo industry looks to streamline and improve efficiencies and our new Chair and Vice-Chair will be essential in advising us in the coming year.”

Ambak started his career in freight forwarding before moving to management roles in airport and cargo handling. He has occupied his current role at Emirates SkyCargo since 2014, responsible for service delivery management, including the management of the two SkyCargo terminals in Dubai.

Ambak also oversees standards, procedures, and compliance efforts to ensure the safety and security of Emirates SkyCargo’s service, as well as systems.

“The strength of Cargo iQ is the use of its Master Operating Plan (MOP) as the practical tool in the daily planning and execution of service delivery across the globe facilitating forwarders, airlines, and handlers,” said Ambak.

“Cargo iQ has, in reality, only just started as the rapid development of specialised cargo services and the fast spread of disruptive technologies screams for operational facilitation frameworks to serve our clients better and quicker.”

Strauss has built her career at Kuehne + Nagel, rising through the ranks since she started as an apprentice in 1994. She has worked across both sea and air freight, and headed up strategic customer development in pharma and healthcare prior to taking up her current role in air logistics in 2017.

“Kuehne + Nagel, as one of the founding members of Cargo iQ, remains highly committed to the principles and strategic objectives of this air cargo interest group, driving industry standards, data quality and transparency,” said Strauss.

“I am personally excited to join the Board of Cargo iQ as Vice-Chair and to actively contribute to the expanding objectives that the group is developing in order to address the evolving market demands of the air cargo industry.”

Alongside the senior appointments, the following people, representing airlines, were confirmed as new Board members; Ajay Barolia, Senior Manager, Cargo Network Operations – Performance & Handling at Qatar Airways; Michael Oslansky, Director, Cargo Operations Americas, United Airlines.

Frosti Lau, General Manager Cargo Service Delivery, Cathay Pacific was reconfirmed as a Cargo iQ board member.

Freight forwarders Agility Logistics, DB Schenker, and DHL Global Forwarding will see continued representation on the Board.

Matthias Hurst, Director, Global Airfreight Initiatives, Agility Logistics replaces Michael Blaufuss.

Lothar Moehle, Director, Security Standardisation, DB Schenker was re-elected and Thomas Huber, Vice President, Head of Airfreight Strategic Development, DHL Global Forwarding becomes a Board member.

Huber replaces Henk Venema, Vice President, Head of Airfreight in the Netherlands for DHL Global Forwarding, who successfully led the Board as Chair since March 2018.

The following executives from airlines continue to serve as members of the Board; Rutger Jan Pegels, Director of Performance Management, KLM Cargo, and Jens Appel, Senior Director Project Logistics Concept Europe, Lufthansa Cargo.

Continuing in their roles to give freight forwarders a presence on the Board are Markus Muecke, Global Head Air Freight Procurement and Product Management, Panalpina, and Uwe Glaser, Managing Director at Cargomind.

Hendrik Leyssens, Vice President Global Operations – Cargo, Swissport, also continues as the sole ground handling agent member on the Board.

The new appointments were confirmed during Cargo iQ’s Annual General Meeting at the World Cargo Symposium in Singapore, and a consecutive mail vote held amongst its members last month.

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Picture caption (L-R): Chris Davies, Technology and Product Manager, Cargo iQ; Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director, Cargo iQ; Laura Rodriguez, Implementation and Quality Manager, Cargo iQ; Henrik Ambak, Senior Vice President of Cargo Operations Worldwide, Emirates SkyCargo; Megha Palkar, Assistant Manager, Cargo iQ; Kerstin Strauss, Vice President and Head of Global Air Logistics Operations, Kuehne + Nagel.

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Emirates SkyCargo and Kuehne + Nagel to head Cargo iQ Board

Henrik Ambak and Kerstin Strauss installed as Chair and Vice-Chair

Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday 21st May 2019 – Cargo iQ has announced a change in leadership of its membership Board with representatives from Emirates SkyCargo and Kuehne + Nagel.

Henrik Ambak, Senior Vice President of Cargo Operations Worldwide at Emirates SkyCargo, has been appointed Chair of Cargo iQ’s Board.

Kerstin Strauss, Vice President and Head of Global Air Logistics Operations at Kuehne + Nagel, will now occupy Ambak’s former position of Vice-Chair of the Board.

“The knowledge and experience of both Henrik and Kerstin will prove to be incredibly valuable to our organisation,” said Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director at Cargo iQ.

“Cargo iQ membership continues to develop as the cargo industry looks to streamline and improve efficiencies and our new Chair and Vice-Chair will be essential in advising us in the coming year.”

Ambak started his career in freight forwarding before moving to management roles in airport and cargo handling. He has occupied his current role at Emirates SkyCargo since 2014, responsible for service delivery management, including the management of the two SkyCargo terminals in Dubai.

Ambak also oversees standards, procedures, and compliance efforts to ensure the safety and security of Emirates SkyCargo’s service, as well as systems.

“The strength of Cargo iQ is the use of its Master Operating Plan (MOP) as the practical tool in the daily planning and execution of service delivery across the globe facilitating forwarders, airlines, and handlers,” said Ambak.

“Cargo iQ has, in reality, only just started as the rapid development of specialised cargo services and the fast spread of disruptive technologies screams for operational facilitation frameworks to serve our clients better and quicker.”

Strauss has built her career at Kuehne + Nagel, rising through the ranks since she started as an apprentice in 1994. She has worked across both sea and air freight, and headed up strategic customer development in pharma and healthcare prior to taking up her current role in air logistics in 2017.

“Kuehne + Nagel, as one of the founding members of Cargo iQ, remains highly committed to the principles and strategic objectives of this air cargo interest group, driving industry standards, data quality and transparency,” said Strauss.

“I am personally excited to join the Board of Cargo iQ as Vice-Chair and to actively contribute to the expanding objectives that the group is developing in order to address the evolving market demands of the air cargo industry.”

Alongside the senior appointments, the following people, representing airlines, were confirmed as new Board members; Ajay Barolia, Senior Manager, Cargo Network Operations – Performance & Handling at Qatar Airways; Michael Oslansky, Director, Cargo Operations Americas, United Airlines.

Frosti Lau, General Manager Cargo Service Delivery, Cathay Pacific was reconfirmed as a Cargo iQ board member.

Freight forwarders Agility Logistics, DB Schenker, and DHL Global Forwarding will see continued representation on the Board.

Matthias Hurst, Director, Global Airfreight Initiatives, Agility Logistics replaces Michael Blaufuss.

Lothar Moehle, Director, Security Standardisation, DB Schenker was re-elected and Thomas Huber, Vice President, Head of Airfreight Strategic Development, DHL Global Forwarding becomes a Board member.

Huber replaces Henk Venema, Vice President, Head of Airfreight in the Netherlands for DHL Global Forwarding, who successfully led the Board as Chair since March 2018.

The following executives from airlines continue to serve as members of the Board; Rutger Jan Pegels, Director of Performance Management, KLM Cargo, and Jens Appel, Senior Director Project Logistics Concept Europe, Lufthansa Cargo.

Continuing in their roles to give freight forwarders a presence on the Board are Markus Muecke, Global Head Air Freight Procurement and Product Management, Panalpina, and Uwe Glaser, Managing Director at Cargomind.

Hendrik Leyssens, Vice President Global Operations – Cargo, Swissport, also continues as the sole ground handling agent member on the Board.

The new appointments were confirmed during Cargo iQ’s Annual General Meeting at the World Cargo Symposium in Singapore, and a consecutive mail vote held amongst its members last month.

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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.

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.