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IATA has called on the air cargo industry to abandon “complicated and convoluted” paper-based processes in order to better serve its customers.
Speaking at the 11th World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said that adopting digital processes will be key in moving the sector forward.
His comments were made against a backdrop of cautious optimism for the global air cargo industry. Our customers are telling us that they expect more.
After several years of virtually no growth, air cargo demand began to rise in the second half of 2016. January cargo performance showed a 7% growth in demand compared to the previous year.
“Listening to the customer has never been more important,” said de Juniac.
“The positive forces currently supporting growth are good news. But our customers are telling us that they expect more.Complicated and convoluted paper-based processes that are basically unchanged from the 16th century are still being used in air cargo today.
“Our customers pay a premium to ship by air and they rightly expect modern processes and high quality services.” De Juniac says the implementation of digital process e-freight is vital for transformation in the cargo industry.
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Qatar Airways Cargo Expands Its Fleet to 22 Freighters
DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Airways Cargo has taken delivery of its thirteenth Boeing 777 freighter at its home base at Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA). Continuing its trajectory of rapid growth and expansion, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier’s fleet now includes 22 freighters, comprising eight Airbus A330F, 13 Boeing 777F and one Boeing 747-8F.
Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo, Mr. Ulrich Ogiermann, said: “We are excited to take delivery of the newest freighter just days after our first Boeing 747-8F nose loader freighter joined the fleet, and at a time when we are increasing our capacity and frequencies as part of our network expansion strategy. The new freighters will be deployed on long haul routes in scheduled services and will further boost QR Charter services, allowing us to provide bespoke air charter services for various industries, including the industrial and oil and gas sectors.”
Happy news from ASA member in Siegen Germany
M.G. International Logistics GmbH – Siegen/Germany
Beside our increasing activities in Iraq and Iran, another highlight in July was the Full Charter of one IL76 supporting a giant project in China. Major piece for the charter was the 24 tons case shown on the picture, which fitted into the aircraft with a gap of a few Centimeter each side only. High professional packing and logistic job organized by the MG International team was saving a fortune for the customer and the delivery at site was possible ahead of schedule already. Customer happy.
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Maurice Ward Slovenia recently opened its new office in Koper
It is conveniently situated within walking distance from the main port gate and next to the truck terminal. The branch serves local and multinational customers –providing excellent sea freight service, customs clearance, warehousing, distribution and difficult project shipments.
Vitek Svaton, Slovenia’s Country Manager, will be running the office for the time being with the help of his colleague Aleksander Rajh who will be undertaking the daily operations.
In due course, they will hire a branch manager/supervisor for their Koper office.
OOCL introduces another ambassador of world trade, the OOCL Scandinavia
In OOCL’s series of six ‘G Class’ containerships on order at the Samsung Heavy Industry (SHI) shipyard, we are pleased to introduce the newest and fifth 21,413 TEU containership, named the OOCL Scandinavia, into our fleet of world trade ambassadors.
The OOCL Scandinavia will be joining her sister vessels on our LL1 service, linking major markets in China and Northern Europe together.
In commemoration of this milestone at OOCL, we are very honored that Mr. Yue Yi, Vice Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive of the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd, was able to join us as our Guest of Honor and witness the christening of the vessel.
The OOCL Scandinavia will be joining her sister vessels the OOCL Hong Kong, OOCL Germany, OOCL Japan and OOCL United Kingdom in serving the Asia-Europe trade lane on the LL1 service and her port rotation is:
Shanghai / Ningbo / Xiamen / Yantian / Singapore / via Suez Canal / Felixstowe / Rotterdam / Gdansk / Wilhelmshaven / Felixstowe / via Suez Canal / Singapore / Yantian / Shanghai in a 77-day round trip.
French container shipping CMA CGM has confirmed the order for nine 22,000 TEU containerships while releasing results for the second quarter of 2017.
In order to keep up with market growth and the group’s needs, the Board of Directors of CMA CGM has approved the order for 9 container ships of 22,000 twenty-foot equivalent (TEU). This order, of which the first ships will come into service from the end of 2019, will further reduce unit transport costs, particularly on the Asia-Europe routes,” the company said.
NYK to become 100% owner of forwarder Yusen in March 2018
Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha hereby announces that it decided as of today to acquire the remaining 41% stake of its freight forwarding subsidiary Yusen Logistics Co. from its minority shareholders.
Japan Airlines and Boom Announce Partnership for Supersonic Air Travel
Japan Airlines (JAL) and Boom Supersonic are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to bring commercial supersonic travel to passengers.
While new and advanced technologies are changing our lives significantly, flight times for air travel have stayed relatively constant. Boom is developing a new-generation supersonic aircraft, which flies at Mach 2.2 and will cut flight times in half. Through this agreement, JAL will provide its knowledge and experience as an airline to support Boom in developing the aircraft.
As part of the agreement, JAL has made a strategic investment of USD 10 million in Boom and is collaborating with the company to refine the aircraft design and help define the passenger experience for supersonic travel. JAL also has the option to purchase up to 20 Boom aircraft through a pre-order arrangement. The two companies will cooperate closely to realize faster and more convenient air travel.
ETIHAD AIRWAYS AWARDS IBS SOFTWARE A MULTI-YEAR DEAL
Abu Dhabi, UAE – IBS Software (IBS) has been selected by Etihad Airways for implementing its award winning cargo management solution, iCargo. The multi-million dollar, multi-year contract was signed in Abu Dhabi last week.
The engagement will see iCargo system 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. iCargo will also perform real-time shipment status monitoring and quality management as shipments traverse its extensive network.
David Kerr, Senior Vice President, Etihad Cargo, said: “iCargo will enable us to be available to our customers 24 hours a day through a fully integrated online booking portal. This will significantly enhance our customer service offering.
“We are also working with IBS to develop the functionality to support our customers with our product provision, loyalty programme and incentives programme. The development of this platform will allow Etihad Cargo to implement end-to-end integration of processes, provisioning for real-time data and greater operational efficiencies.
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