Japanese carrier ANA Cargo and the Netherlands-based IT specialists CargoXS are the latest organisations to join global air cargo membership group – Cargo iQ.
The news was released yesterday in Toronto when Ariaen Zimmerman, executive director at the IATA-interest group, joined a panel at TIACA’s ACF to discuss the shipper’s view of a transparent and quality-driven air cargo supply chain.
“Growing our international network is a priority for us as we continue to improve control mechanisms of Cargo iQ, and we wish both ANA Cargo and CargoXS a warm welcome from the Cargo iQ community,” said Zimmerman.
ANA Cargo is based in Tokyo, Japan, and is part of ANA Group’s air transportation and cargo business.
“Joining Cargo iQ is hugely beneficial for ANA Cargo because it enables us to introduce standard KPIs to leverage our quality control, and compare our performance with other airlines to improve our processes and services,” said ANA Cargo executive vice president for global marketing, Hiroshi Sugiguchi.
“Cargo iQ membership also provides a global network, allowing ANA Cargo to communicate with our colleagues around the world in order to monitor and improve industry standards.”
The announcement of new members coincides with plans for Cargo iQ to raise their profile in Asia.
“Having ANA join our membership is an important step for our organisation as we continue to grow our presence in Asia,” said Zimmerman.
CargoXS is an IT solutions provider in the air cargo industry offering value-added communications, and is based in Vianen, The Netherlands.
“At CargoXS we deliver IT solutions with a specialisation for analysing business intelligence and an accentuation of real-time SLA monitoring,” said CargoXS managing director, Walter Kruger.
“Cargo iQ membership allows us to communicate with industry leaders to develop innovative software that will benefit the air cargo supply chain.”
Zimmerman discussed the importance of technology and IT solutions for the air cargo industry at TIACA’s ACF, and welcomes the input from CargoXS at Cargo iQ.
“The air cargo industry is being influenced more than ever by technological developments, and Cargo iQ believes in keeping up with these trends for the benefit of the industry,” added Zimmerman.
“Members such as CargoXS can contribute with keeping us up to speed.”