iCargo goes live with NCA

IBS Software Services, announced that its next-generation Cargo Management System, iCargo, has gone live for the first time at Nippon Cargo Airlines, Japan’s only all-cargo airline, and IBS’ launch customer for the product. This system, which was developed in collaboration with leading cargo airlines such as South African Airways Cargo, Gulf Air, Air New Zealand Cargo, Qantas Freight and Australian Air Express, provides comprehensive functionality to support the management of airfreight from shipper to consignee.

iCargo will optimise the inventory of NCA’s flights and allow them to plan airfreight capacity, track goods, manage customers, rate AWB, manage terminal operations and handle mail and ULD’s. The new system, which replaces the Unisys system will also allow NCA better overall revenue management.

Masaaki Kariya, senior vice-president and director, IT strategy, Nippon Cargo Airlines, said: “This is one of the biggest events for NCA that iCargo could have a successful cut over on 7 April, 2008, 00.00 (Japan local time). We NCA and IBS have had a tough job to have this big success since the project started in July 2006. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Mr Mathews, and all IBS staff who had joined NCA’s iCargo project. I can say that we, NCA, will improve our business processes with iCargo.”

VK Mathews, chairman and chief executive officer, IBS Group, said: “I am very pleased that iCargo has now gone live at Nippon Cargo Airlines. This marks the most significant milestone in the evolution of the product since it was first conceived in 2002 and the fulfilment of a dream for the iCargo team. More importantly, iCargo provides NCA with a flexible and versatile Cargo Management System that will help them improve their service levels significantly, manage their cargo business in a more cost effective manner and remain competitive in an evolving market.”

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