Tuesday, July 23, 2024

CHAMP Cargosystems completes conformance testing for new EU-ICS2 regulation

CHAMP Cargosystems has successfully completed its conformance testing in preparation of the new EU-ICS2 (Import Control System 2) regulation coming into play in March 2023. This means CHAMP’s Traxon Global Customs (TGC) and Traxon Global Security (TGS) products are now AS4 certified and ICS2 compliant. ICS2 is the new customs regulation that requires customs data […]

UK businesses risking GDPR penalties by not wiping the memory from old IT equipment

In the two months following the introduction of GDPR, 55 per cent of UK businesses, including those in the airfreight and logistics industries, have failed to wipe the memory off redundant IT equipment before disposal. Despite GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) legislation having come into effect over four months ago, the majority of UK businesses […]

Luxembourg’s IT-friendly outlook profits CHAMP

One of the hidden strengths of Luxembourg is it is indirectly helping push the air cargo industry towards fuller digitisation, writes Michael MacKey. “They do encourage innovation in the IT sector. It’s a very IT-friendly country to be in,” said CHAMP Cargosystems, VP global sales and marketing, Nicholas Xenocostas. CHAMP is a 51/49 joint venture […]

CHAMP Cargosystems joins Air Cargo Belgium

CHAMP Cargosystems has joined the Air Cargo Belgium community to share its insights in the IT sector and collaborate more closely with members. Air Cargo Belgium sets out strategic and ambitious goals for the development of air cargo on behalf of supply chain stakeholders. The community of over 100 air cargo organisations implements procedures for […]

IATA eAWB target still a way off

The electronic air waybill (eAWB) penetration rate in September was still well below the end of year target set by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The month came in at 50.9 per cent, 11.1 per cent below the 62 per cent which IATA was aiming to achieve by December 2017. Penetration volumes between countries, […]

New digital data sharing concept to be piloted

Tosoh Corporation, Panalpina World Transport, KLM Cargo and facilitating parties Schiphol Cargo, Dutch Customs authorities and Cargonaut, are collaborating in an initiative to re-use data from the shipper throughout the supply chain – as part of joint vision to make processes smoother and more efficient. Global chemical and specialty materials company, Tosoh will act as […]

New tracking technology for Air New Zealand Cargo

Air New Zealand is rolling out new tracking technology which will allow it more easily track and analyse the movements of cargo shipments and its cargo equipment worldwide. The airline is currently installing more than 5,500 Bluetooth tags on its cargo containers, pallets and unit load devices as well as more than 100 readers at […]

TIACA ES: Digital technology taking effect in the forwarding world

Digital technology is changing the freight forwarding marketplace and indeed much of the air cargo industry and those failing to invest and keep pace could well struggle, writes Justin Burns. This was the basis of a discussion at The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Executive Summit in Miami on 20 October in the ‘Rise of […]

Vertannes joins e-Cargoware as non-executive chairman

Cargo management company – e-Cargoware – has appointed former IATA head of cargo, Des Vertannes as its non-executive chairman of the board. e-Cargoware’s cloud-based platform is used by ground handlers, GSAs and airlines to manage their sales, operations and management of cargo. Vertannes says: “Over a period, e-Cargoware as built a niche of its own […]

Delta Cargo launches re-designed website

Delta Cargo has launched a totally re-designed website, deltacargo.com, providing customers with a one-stop shop for all their cargo needs, making the shipping process easier than ever before. Customers can now book, check-in, manage and track their shipments entirely online, via a computer or mobile device, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Plus […]

FIATA and GS1 sign MOU to digitise forwarder paperwork

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with GS1 – a global standards organisation to provide a framework for further cooperation on digitising FIATA documents. A joint working group has been set-up, using the GS1 global unique identification system, enabling FIATA forwarder members to become more efficient compared […]

Etihad Cargo to upgrade IT systems with IBS iCargo

Etihad Cargo is to replace its IT systems with IBS Software’s iCargo solution, having signed a multi-million dollar, multi-year contract in Abu Dhabi. The iCargo system will manage the airline’s air cargo sales and operations worldwide, automating its network-wide booking, pricing and capacity management functions with real-time revenue management-based evaluation capabilities, as well as performing […]

Alaska Air Cargo launches real-time booking engine

Alaska Air Cargo has launched a new booking and tracking capability powered by SmartKargo. Alaska’s adoption of the SmartKargo Portal functionality now leverages all IATA standard C-IMP messages to communicate with the airline’s existing systems landscape. It also provides the technology to adopt the paperless transformation of key business processes, including e-AWB and the capability to digitally collect, store and […]

New customer portal rolled out by Panalpina

Freight forwarder Panalpina has launched a new customer portal, which is says addresses many of the logistics industry’s “most pressing needs”. The company says it is intent on steering industry into the ‘Digital Age’ by using the newest technologies to create an innovative, end-to-end digital environment for its customers, and believes the portal will shape and […]

Accelya and Mercator to operate under the Accelya brand name

Accelya and Mercator have chosen their new name and will operate under the Accelya identity following the two companies combining in March 2017. Accelya provides financial and commercial solutions to the airline industry and Mercator product enabled solutions to the travel and transport industry. The combined company, Accelya, has broadened its product portfolio to include […]

Pharma, perishables and e-commerce help Hactl soar

Hong Kong’s (HK) air cargo market has been flying high this year and the biggest cargo handler Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) has benefitted from the strong growth, writes Justin Burns. From January to June year-on-year tonnage was up 16.6 per cent to 860,242 tonnes and Hactl has outperformed the market every month […]

Air cargo industry must undergo digital transformation

The air cargo industry must go through digital transformation to stay competitive, and Youredi is committed to help customers go through the necessary processes, chief executive officer Jaakko Elovaara tells Air Cargo Week. He says Youredi is intent on helping customers digitalise and automate manual processes to boost efficiency and cost effectiveness, and the power […]

No business can afford to neglect embracing new technology

No business can afford to neglect technology, especially when it comes to integrated cargo management systems, Hermes Logistics Technologies chief executive officer, Yuval Baruch (pictured) says. He explains everything is digitised in today’s world, and automation and digitisation will continue to grow in numbers, evolve in functionality and further penetrate into the air cargo industry, […]

Time to seize the digital revolution

The air cargo industry must seize the digital revolution to remain competitive, urges Mercator chief technology officer, Brendan McKittrick. He says carriers must capitalise on digital opportunities and adapt, upgrade and enhance all aspects of their cargo operations to become more collaborative, intelligent, transparent, responsive and efficient. This, he says will help them become safer, […]

Keeping it simple the way to go to embrace change

E-Cargoware follows what it calls the ‘KISS’ methodology when designing systems, chief executive Ramesh Darbha (pictured) tells Air Cargo Week. KISS, an acronym for ‘Keep it simple, stupid’, in conjunction with Agile development practice ensures that systems and solutions are fit for purpose and evolve over time. Darbha says: “Because we have worked with the […]

CCS-UK module upgrade speeds up airfreight handling

CCS-UK User Group is working on a new module to speed up deliveries to, and collections from transit sheds at Heathrow Airport. The module – CCS-UK Advanced Info – will enable freight agents and transport companies working on their behalf, to pre-alert handling agents of loads being delivered, down to House AWB level, and submit […]

New online freight marketplace for forwarders launched

A new online freight marketplace called Transnations that aims to connect freight forwarders for their mutual benefits has been launched. Transnations focuses strictly on forwarders, rather than shippers, and developers says it is the first online marketplace of its kind and it will help freight forwarders cut costs while maintaining reliability and the highest standards. Transnations […]

AISATS launches cargo app for real-time cargo tracking

Air India SATS Airport Services (AISATS) has launched a mobile app ‘AISATS Cargo’ to improve cargo tracking at AISATS Air Freight Terminal and AISATS COOLPORT at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru. AISATS says it is the first and only air cargo operator at Bengaluru to develop a free on-the-go app to provide its customers […]

Digital innovations and flowers high priorities for AFKLMP

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) is focussing much of its energy on digitisation and innovation. The launch of myCargo is contributing to its ambition to innovate customer service by offering relevant and improved digital services. A personalised toolkit for customers, namely employees working at freight forwarders, myCargo is a portal where customers can make bookings, quote […]

Community approach and cargo initiatives paying off at Schiphol

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

E-commerce, pharmaceuticals and perishables helped propel Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to year-on-year (YOY) tonnage of 8.5 per cent in the first five months of 2017. In May alone, there was a YOY uplift of 12.3 per cent and head of cargo, Jonas van Stekelenburg (pictured below) says the gateway is happy with the progress as various […]

TNT customers continue to feel the affect of cyber-attack

FedEx says TNT Express customers are still “experiencing widespread service and invoicing delays” three weeks after the cyber-attack on 28 June, which had significant impact on TNT’s worldwide information systems. FedEx says the attack has affected its financial performance, but it is “still evaluating the financial impact of the attack”, but it is likely it will be material. […]

Celebi Delhi Cargo terminal goes live with Kale’s IT system

Celebi Delhi Cargo terminal has gone live with Kale Logistics Solutions’ Galaxy (domestic module) Cargo Management system. This is part of the phase wise implementation of the entire suite of the Galaxy Air Cargo management software system comprising of EXIM operations, warehouse management, UD, invoice and accounts and domestic operations. The domestic module incorporates next […]

TNT Express operations “significantly” disrupted due to cyber attack

TNT Express says its worldwide operations have been “significantly” affected due to the IT system virus that is sweeping the globe. The ransomware attack on Tuesday hit computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Kiev International Airport, global shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maerskand the world’s biggest advertising agency WPP. The FedEx subsidiary’s operations and communications systems have […]

flydubai renews contract with Mercator to boost its cargo operations

Dubai-based airline, flydubai, and Mercator have announced the signing of a seven-year extension to their air cargo management contract. They say the renewal reaffirms the continuation of the strategic partnership initiated in 2012, designed to provide flydubai with a next-generation technology platform that enables the end-to-end management of air cargo operations and revenue accounting, while providing […]

Panalpina upgrades IT platform in Germany, US next

Panalpina continues to upgrade its new operational IT platform and is in the middle of its roll-out in Germany and the US will be the next country market to be upgraded. The freight forwarder says ocean freight is currently the prime focus and will be followed by airfreight. Germany is already handling the highest number […]