Japanese carrier, ANA Cargo, and Netherlands-based IT specialists, CargoXS, are the latest organisations to join air cargo membership group, Cargo iQ.
The news was released as Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director at Cargo iQ, joined a panel at TIACA’s ACF to discuss the shipper’s view of a transparent and quality-driven air cargo supply chain.
He said: “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 on behalf of the entire community.
“Having ANA join our membership is an important step for our organisation as we continue to grow our presence in Asia.”
ANA Cargo is based in Tokyo, Japan, and is part of ANA Group’s air transportation and cargo business.
Hiroshi Sugiguchi, Executive Vice President Global Marketing, ANA Cargo, commented: “Joining Cargo iQ is hugely beneficial for ANA Cargo as 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.
“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.”
CargoXS is an IT solutions provider in the air cargo industry offering value-added communications, based in Vianen, The Netherlands.
Walter Kruger, Managing Director at CargoXS, said: “At CargoXS we deliver IT solutions with a specialisation for analysing business intelligence and an accentuation of real-time SLA monitoring.”
“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.
He added: “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, which is where members such as CargoXS can assist.”