Cargo iQ focuses on smaller forwarders

Ariaen Zimmerman, executive director, Cargo iQ (right) with others involved in the trial

Cargo IQ says its Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Solution will provide vastly improved planning and control options to small and medium sized forwarders who work with member airlines on a small-scale or regional basis.

The SME Solution, which is undergoing trials at the moment, will enable a Route Map and status updates to be made available to the forwarder for individual consignments in line with the common business practices and milestones set out in Cargo iQ’s Master Operating Plan (MOP).

Chris Davies, manager product and technology, said: “Cargo iQ’s members work together to continuously improve the value of airfreight for customers, and, by expanding our Solutions Portfolio, we are opening the door to a wider section of the air cargo industry.”

The SME Solution trial started with CCS Italy, which specialises in innovative, value-added IT solutions for freight forwarders, air cargo carriers and ground handling agents, using Riege Software’s back-end Cargo Data Management Platform (CDMP) technology.

An official launch date for SME will be announced in the coming months, following an evaluation of the trial phase.

Forwarders that join the SME portal will also have the option to apply for full Cargo iQ membership to benefit from additional performance reporting, benchmarking, collaboration, and insights.

“Upgrading allows smaller freight forwarders to put the Cargo iQ stamp of approval next to their names after a vigorous audit and certification program, and provides access to other tools, such as our member-only Door-to-Door Performance Management System,” said Davies.

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