EgyptAir Cargo streamlines air mail with digital Descartes solution

By Rachelle Harry

Descartes Systems Group, which provides software for logistics-led businesses, has announced that EgyptAir Cargo is using its Descartes Velocity Mail (vMail) solution to streamline its air mail distribution.

vMail is a cloud-based system that simplifies operational processes and improves efficiency for air carriers, ground handlers and postal authorities.

vMail enables mail handlers to accurately track shipments and deliveries in real time, using mobile devices.

Combining vMail with the Descartes Global Logistics Network provides airlines with a single platform to manage the life cycle of their shipments, including parcels and larger cargo.

Basem Gohar, chairman of EgyptAir Cargo, commented: “EgyptAir Cargo is focused on modernisation and increasing efficiency to better support our growth and the rise in e-commerce-driven air mail.”

“We provide mail transport for more than 85 postal authorities worldwide, and the Descartes vMail solution helps us to accurately record mail shipment events as they occur and to track deliveries in real time.”

Scott Sangster, vice president global logistics network at Descartes, added: “Using Descartes vMail, global air carriers like EgyptAir Cargo have access to timely and reliable information about the movement of mail and parcel shipments to operate more effectively, improve decision-making and better meet postal authority service level agreements.”

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