Flexport signs up for CHAMP’s Traxon CargoHUB

11 / 12 / 2017

  • Laurent Jossa, head of sales - distribution services at CHAMP Cargosystems.

Flexport, the San Francisco-based freight forwarder that also offers a web-based app to provide customers with real-time visibility of their shipments’ progress, has integrated its systems with the CHAMP messaging platform Traxon cargoHUB, as well as with the latter’s Premium Tracking service.

As part of that process of switch-over, it has also adopted CHAMP’s brand-new cargoJSON data-interchange format – becoming the first CHAMP customer to have done so.

cargoJSON is a language-independent data format which CHAMP has defined for air cargo messaging.

cargoJSON was recently added to the b Traxon cargoHUB offering and is fully interoperable with existing IATA cargoIMP and IATA cargoXML formats.

“CHAMP and its partners are always seeking innovative and effective ways to create efficiencies and to drive a more rapid adoption of digitisation in the industry,” informed Laurent Jossa, head of sales - distribution services at CHAMP Cargosystems.

“Flexport has been agile in implementing the services and the new messaging format and CHAMP has been quick to meet this need.”

Phoebe Rockwood, airfreight product manager at Flexport, added: “We’re constantly seeking new partners to get better information for our clients.

“We’re glad we found CHAMP, which offers a modern cargoJSON API [application program interface] that makes it easy for our team to seamlessly integrate their information into our product.

“CHAMP has made this possible with its large community reach, comprehensive solution and related services, and state-of the-art communication technology,” Rockwood noted.

Earlier this month (December), CHAMP confirmed that Silk Way West Airlines had become the latest carrier to go live with its Weight & Balance load planning service for its fleet of B747 freighters.