ECS and Wiremind team up on technology

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GSSA ECS and flight optimisation technology firm Wiremind are teaming up to launch a new cargo-focused digital technology developer.

The two companies – through ECS’ Cargo Digital Factory solutions developer and Wiremind Cargo – will launch standalone company CargoTech, which aims to develop new digital solutions for the air cargo industry.

Existing Cargo Digital Factory products such as its Apollo business intelligence and reporting system; Pathfinder track and trace solution; and Quantum pricing support system will be combined with Wiremind Cargo’s shipment volume evaluation and flight planning system SkyPallet, to form the basis of CargoTech’s product portfolio.

“The two divisions will jointly innovate and design additional digital solutions to expand the standard product portfolio, as well as tailor individual products for all actors of the cargo supply chain: airlines, ground handlers, GSSAs and freight forwarders,” the new partners said in a press release.

Cedric Millet, ECS Group chief strategy and digital officer, said: “ECS Group and Wiremind have been business partners since June 2018. ECS became a customer of Skypallet in its early days and we helped enhance the product as a key user.

“We both share a common vision and ambition to digitalise the industry in a way that removes complexity and manual work and focuses completely on the user experience.

“We believe that whatever can be digitalised should not remain manual but are also aware that not everything can be automated. ECS Group offers solutions for both scenarios.

“Under the CargoTech umbrella, we will enhance and develop digital products both for the benefit of our existing ECS Group customers, as well as for all other airlines in the world.”

Wiremind chief executive Nathanaël de Tarade added: “Our intensified collaboration with Cargo Digital Factory will enable us to deliver more quickly on our vision of becoming a leading provider of end-to-end software solutions to the air cargo market.

“Not only will we be taking SkyPallet to the next level, but we will also be introducing new products to the market that we are developing together.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]