Fraport breaks new ground as C2K member
21 / 08 / 2008
FRAPORT AG is the first airport operator to join the Cargo 2000 quality system, an IATA (International Air Transport Association) initiative involving approximately 60 airlines, forwarders, general handling agents and information technology providers – including Frankfurt-based Lufthansa Cargo.
Based on agreement of the members, Cargo 20000 is a worldwide uniform quality management system that will measure the quality of the entire transportation chain.
This is the first time that all partners in the transportation chain – such as airlines, freight forwarders and handling agents – have agreed upon and committed to the implementation of a unified quality system for all airfreight shipments.
One of the advantages of Cargo 2000, is its use of a Common Data Management Platform (CDMP), which enables individual data elements of the various process partners to be integrated into quality reports. Thus, all partners can access the same quality control data so that internal improvements in processes, can be jointly implemented, especially at interfaces linking the partners. The success of implemented measures can be monitored via monthly reports.
This initiative opens up possibilities for Fraport as an airport operator and ground-handling provider to apply its extensive know-how actively and to help define standards within the framework of the Cargo 2000 quality management system,” said Fraport executive board chairman, Dr Wilhelm Bender.
Picture caption l-r: Dr Wilhelm Bender, Fraport executive board chairman; Lothar Moehle; Cargo 2000 managing director; Karl-Heinz Köpfle, Lufthansa Cargo, executive board member operations; Peter Schmitz, Fraport AG, ground services division, senior exec vice-president