By further collaborating and leveraging new technologies, all three companies were able to achieve the first phase milestones – and support future development in the air cargo supply chain. These include the development of a respective ONE Record server by Qatar Airways Cargo and CHAMP, ONE Record server integration, data model alignment based on IATA guidelines, a customized security layer adoption, and exchange of AWB data between both servers. This phase of the pilot kicked off in February 2020 and was completed in September 2020.
Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar Airways Cargo said: “Digitalization is one of the key pillars of our strategy and we are modernizing all our processes to ensure efficiency, data accuracy and enhanced customer experience. I am positive that IATA’s initiative will yield many returns as it unlocks the possibilities of a full digital air cargo industry where airlines, their partners and service providers can work collaboratively.“
“We are proud to not only support the work of IATA – but also pull in other players in the air cargo supply chain to push the envelope of innovation,” says Michael Blaufuss, SVP Air Freight at Agility. “With ONE Record, our data will have a whole new level of accuracy and benefit. We are excited to be pioneering this new frontier.”
“It is a historic moment for all three of these organizations,” said Nicholas Xenocostas, Vice President, Commercial & Customer Engagement at CHAMP Cargosystems. “We have found that the IATA ONE Record concept is not only practical – but will also benefit the immediate stakeholders and industry to a greater extent.”