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ONE Record and the road to a seamlessly connected air cargo ecosystem

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These are exciting times to work in air cargo; we have a unique "once-in-a-generation" opportunity to shape the industry's future by resetting its digital foundations. There´s significant room to improve operations in the cargo ecosystem, characterized by legacy standards, overly complex processes, siloed systems patchworks, and workaround solutions. The result? Truncated information flows and systems integrations where critical data is lost or inaccurately interpreted across the shipment lifecycle, leading to inefficiencies and putting compliance at risk. But a brighter future is in the makin...

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Tackling Supply Chain Disruptions & Improving operational efficiencies of terminal operations by future-proofing Cargo Management System

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Keeping the core product updated to ensure that it is able to scale up & support the changing industry trends is key to extending the product life of any solution. Naveen Jacob, Lead Product Manager – Cargo & Logistics shares his view on what are the major focus areas in the air cargo space, and how the leading product in the area – iCargo is gearing up to meet these changes,  What do you foresee as some of the major thrust areas, which will need to be focussed on from an air cargo product perspective? Though historically ships move more cargo than flights, airfreight is much fast...

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Data and partner integration – the keys to keeping air cargo in the board room

Data and partner integration – the keys to keeping air cargo in the board room

Air cargo witnessed a sudden boom during the pandemic, becoming a revenue lifeline for airlines as they shifted their focus from passenger traffic to cargo. Throughout the IBS Cargo Forum 2021, we touched on many of the new and long-standing challenges and opportunities across the industry, and how to keep air cargo in the boardroom moving forward. During our final session on Wednesday, we explored different topics around "expanding growth in air cargo". I was thrilled to moderate a panel on the topic with Niall van der Vouw from Clive, Markus Flacke from Volga-Dnepr Group, and David Sauv from...

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Air cargo digitalization: If I had a magic wand...

Air cargo digitalization: If I had a magic wand…

Air cargo digitalization has been a long-held wish for most air cargo professionals I have met. Although a tremendous amount of work has been done, most of those same professionals are disappointed with the actual achievements. In fact, digitalization is a fast-moving target and air cargo is a slow adopter. Whilst emerging digital industries use AI to predict your next purchase and push ads into all your media streams, in air cargo we still use data formats that date from the telex era. Can we really look into that mirror, and not question our commitment? Rather than playing catch-up, the air ...

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Transforming air cargo sales and distribution through digitization

Transforming air cargo sales and distribution through digitization

Remember those images of telephone switchboard operators plugging cables into different jacks to establish phone calls? As we stare at our smartphones today, thankfully, those images are part of history. While the telecoms industry has made giant strides over the past decades, some industries are still lagging behind technological evolution. Underpinned by legacy systems, outdated messaging types, and heavy manual intervention in too many cases, air cargo is one of them. Air cargo retail, today  Faxes, emails, call centers, and industry teletype messaging have dominated air cargo sales an...

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